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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawls-hoo d]
    • /ˈfɔls hʊd/
    • /ˈfɒls.hʊd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls-hoo d]
    • /ˈfɔls hʊd/

Definitions of falsehood word

  • noun falsehood a false statement; lie. Synonyms: fabrication, prevarication, falsification, canard, invention, fiction, story. 1
  • noun falsehood something false; an untrue idea, belief, etc.: The Nazis propagated the falsehood of racial superiority. 1
  • noun falsehood the act of lying or making false statements. 1
  • noun falsehood lack of conformity to truth or fact. Synonyms: untruthfulness, inveracity, mendacity. 1
  • noun falsehood Obsolete. deception. 1
  • noun falsehood The state of being untrue. 1

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Origin of falsehood

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
First recorded in 1250-1300, falsehood is from the Middle English word falshede. See false, -hood

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Parts of speech for Falsehood


falsehood popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for falsehood

noun falsehood

  • prevarication — the act of prevaricating, or lying: Seeing the expression on his mother's face, Nathan realized this was no time for prevarication.
  • tall tale — far-fetched story
  • deception — Deception is the act of deceiving someone or the state of being deceived by someone.
  • falsity — the quality or condition of being false; incorrectness; untruthfulness; treachery.
  • misstatement — to state wrongly or misleadingly; make a wrong statement about.

Antonyms for falsehood

noun falsehood

  • frankness — plainness of speech; candor; openness.
  • honesty — the quality or fact of being honest; uprightness and fairness.
  • truthfulness — telling the truth, especially habitually: a truthful person.
  • uprightness — erect or vertical, as in position or posture.
  • reality — the state or quality of being real.

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