falsity


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fal·si·ty

 (fôl′sĭ-tē)
n. pl. fal·si·ties
1. The quality or condition of being false.
2. Something false; a lie.

falsity

(ˈfɔːlsɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state of being false or untrue
2. something false; a lie or deception

fal•si•ty

(ˈfɔl sɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or condition of being false; incorrectness; untruthfulness; treachery.
2. something false; a falsehood.
[1225–75; Middle English falsete < Anglo-French < Late Latin falsitās. See false, -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.falsity - the state of being false or untrue; "argument could not determine its truth or falsity"
irreality, unreality - the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact
spuriousness - state of lacking genuineness
the true, trueness, verity, truth - conformity to reality or actuality; "they debated the truth of the proposition"; "the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat"; "he was famous for the truth of his portraits"; "he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities"
2.falsity - a false statementfalsity - a false statement      
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
dodging, scheme, dodge - a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
lie, prevarication - a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
fable, fabrication, fiction - a deliberately false or improbable account
deception, misrepresentation, deceit - a misleading falsehood
contradiction in terms, contradiction - (logic) a statement that is necessarily false; "the statement `he is brave and he is not brave' is a contradiction"

falsity

noun
1. untruth, deceit, dishonesty, inaccuracy, deception, hypocrisy, treachery, duplicity, unreality, double-dealing, perfidy, mendacity, fraudulence, deceptiveness with no clear knowledge of the truth or falsity of the issues involved
2. lie, fraud, cheating, deception, porky (Brit. slang), pork pie (Brit. slang) deducing a falsity from two truisms

falsity

noun
Translations
كَذِب، عَدَم صِحَّة، زَيْف
falešležnepravda
falskhed
valótlanság
fals, ósannindi
bozmadeğiştirme

falsity

[ˈfɔːlsɪtɪ] Nfalsedad f

falsity

[ˈfɔːlsɪti] n [claim, statement] → fausseté f

falsity

n (= incorrectness)Unrichtigkeit f; (= artificiality: of smile) → Falschheit f; (= unfaithfulness)Treulosigkeit f

false

(foːls) adjective
1. not true; not correct. He made a false statement to the police.
2. not genuine; intended to deceive. She has a false passport.
3. artificial. false teeth.
4. not loyal. false friends.
ˈfalsehood noun
(the telling of) a lie. She is incapable of (uttering a) falsehood.
ˈfalsify (-fӕi) verb
to make false. He falsified the accounts.
ˌfalsifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
ˈfalsity noun
false alarm
a warning of something which in fact does not happen.
false start
in a race, a start which is declared not valid and therefore has to be repeated.
References in classic literature ?
Silas might have driven a profitable trade in charms as well as in his small list of drugs; but money on this condition was no temptation to him: he had never known an impulse towards falsity, and he drove one after another away with growing irritation, for the news of him as a wise man had spread even to Tarley, and it was long before people ceased to take long walks for the sake of asking his aid.
Accordingly, whereas we not infrequently have ideas or notions in which some falsity is contained, this can only be the case with such as are to some extent confused and obscure, and in this proceed from nothing (participate of negation), that is, exist in us thus confused because we are not wholly perfect.
The truth or falsity of a statement depends on facts, and not on any power on the part of the statement itself of admitting contrary qualities.
So I am content to tell my simple story, without trying to make things seem better than they were; dreading nothing, indeed, but falsity, which, in spite of one's best efforts, there is reason to dread.
Self-interest may prompt falsity of the tongue; but if one prove to be a liar, nothing that he says can ever be believed.
It may also be brought about by fraud in two different ways, either when the people, being at first deceived, willingly consent to an alteration in their government, and are afterwards obliged by force to abide by it: as, for instance, when the four hundred imposed upon the people by telling them that the king of Persia would supply them with money for the war against the Lacedaemonians; and after they had been guilty of this falsity, they endeavoured to keep possession of the supreme power; or when they are at first persuaded and afterwards consent to be governed: and by one of these methods which I have mentioned are all revolutions in governments brought about.
We were informed that inasmuch as most people are not able to tell false gold from the genuine article, the government compels jewelers to have their gold work assayed and stamped officially according to its fineness and their imitation work duly labeled with the sign of its falsity.
A fifth, to achieve his long-cherished aim of dining with the Emperor, would stubbornly insist on the correctness or falsity of some newly emerging opinion and for this object would produce arguments more or less forcible and correct.
Katharine seemed to judge this defence upon its merits, and then to convict it of falsity.
It had been intimated that I had guilty knowledge of your abduction," he explained simply, "and I was hastening to the jeddak, your father, to convince him of the falsity of the charge, and to give my service to your recovery.
Your own illustration," he said finally, "proves the falsity of your theory.
He was upon the point of asking her point-blank but he could not bring himself to do so, finally determining to wait until time and longer acquaintance should reveal the truth or falsity of the accusation.