What is false?

More definitions of "false":

  • (adj): Deliberately deceptive.
    Example: "False pretenses"
    Synonyms: hollow
  • (adj): Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article.
    Example: "False teeth"
    Synonyms: fake, faux, imitation, simulated
  • (adj): Inappropriate to reality or facts.
    Example: "False hopes"
    Synonyms: delusive
  • (adj): Erroneous and usually accidental.
    Example: "A false start"; "a false alarm"
  • (adj): Inaccurate in pitch.
    Example: "A false (or sour) note"
    Synonyms: off-key, sour
  • (adj): Designed to deceive.
    Example: "A suitcase with a false bottom"
  • (adj): Not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality.
    Example: "Gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"
  • (adj): Arising from error.
    Example: "A false assumption"
    Synonyms: mistaken
  • (adj): (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful.
    Example: "A false friend"
    Synonyms: untrue

Famous quotes containing the word false:

    We have much studied and much perfected, of late, the great civilized invention of the division of labour; only we give it a false name. It is not, truly speaking, the labour that is divided; but the men.
    John Ruskin (1819–1900)

    Away, and mock the time with fairest show;
    False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    In a false quarrel there is no true valor.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)