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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawls]
    • /fɔls/
    • /ˈfɒl.sə.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls]
    • /fɔls/

Definitions of falseness word

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

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Origin of falseness

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 Falseness


falseness 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.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

falseness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for falseness

noun falseness

  • falsehood — a false statement; lie. Synonyms: fabrication, prevarication, falsification, canard, invention, fiction, story.
  • misinterpretation — An instance of misinterpreting.
  • falsity — the quality or condition of being false; incorrectness; untruthfulness; treachery.
  • incorrectness — not correct as to fact; inaccurate; wrong: an incorrect statement.
  • misunderstanding — failure to understand correctly; mistake as to meaning or intent.

Antonyms for falseness

noun falseness

  • comprehension — Comprehension is the ability to understand something.
  • accuracy — The accuracy of information or measurements is their quality of being true or correct, even in small details.
  • truth — the true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth.
  • understanding — mental process of a person who comprehends; comprehension; personal interpretation: My understanding of the word does not agree with yours.
  • right — in accordance with what is good, proper, or just: right conduct.

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