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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawls]
    • /fɔls/
    • /ˈfɒls.li/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls]
    • /fɔls/

Definitions of falsely word

  • adjective falsely not true or correct; erroneous: a false statement. 1
  • adjective falsely uttering or declaring what is untrue: a false witness. 1
  • adjective falsely not faithful or loyal; treacherous: a false friend. 1
  • adjective falsely tending to deceive or mislead; deceptive: a false impression. 1
  • adjective falsely not genuine; counterfeit. 1
  • adjective falsely based on mistaken, erroneous, or inconsistent impressions, ideas, or facts: false pride. 1

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Origin of falsely

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English, Old English fals < Latin falsus feigned, false, orig. past participle of fallere to deceive; reinforced by or reborrowed from Anglo-French, Old French fals, feminine false < Latin

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Parts of speech for Falsely


falsely popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% 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 falsely

adv falsely

  • treacherously — characterized by faithlessness or readiness to betray trust; traitorous.
  • unscrupulously — not scrupulous; unrestrained by scruples; conscienceless; unprincipled.
  • maliciously — full of, characterized by, or showing malice; intentionally harmful; spiteful: malicious gossip.
  • basely — morally low; without estimable personal qualities; dishonorable; meanspirited; selfish; cowardly.
  • crookedly — not straight; bending; curved: a crooked path.

adverb falsely

  • wrongly — not in accordance with what is morally right or good: a wrong deed.
  • mistakenly — wrongly conceived, held, or done: a mistaken antagonism.
  • fallaciously — In a fallacious manner, erroneously, illogically.
  • deceivingly — to mislead by a false appearance or statement; delude: They deceived the enemy by disguising the destroyer as a freighter.
  • erroneously — In an erroneous manner.

Antonyms for falsely

adv falsely

  • truthfully — telling the truth, especially habitually: a truthful person.
  • honestly — in an honest manner.

adverb falsely

  • rightly — in accordance with truth or fact; correctly: to see rightly; to understand rightly.

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