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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl-suh-fahy]
    • /ˈfɔl sə faɪ/
    • /ˈfɔːlsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl-suh-fahy]
    • /ˈfɔl sə faɪ/

Definitions of falsification word

  • verb with object falsification to make false or incorrect, especially so as to deceive: to falsify income-tax reports. 1
  • verb with object falsification to alter fraudulently. 1
  • verb with object falsification to represent falsely: He falsified the history of his family to conceal his humble origins. 1
  • verb with object falsification to show or prove to be false; disprove: to falsify a theory. 1
  • verb without object falsification to make false statements. 1
  • noun falsification The action of falsifying information or a theory. 1

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Origin of falsification

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English falsifien < Middle French falsifier < Late Latin falsificāre. See false, -ify

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Parts of speech for Falsification


falsification popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% 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 falsification

noun falsification

  • pollution — the act of polluting or the state of being polluted.
  • defilement — to make foul, dirty, or unclean; pollute; taint; debase.
  • putrefaction — the act or process of putrefying; the anaerobic decomposition of organic matter by bacteria and fungi that results in obnoxiously odorous products; rotting.
  • decay — When something such as a dead body, a dead plant, or a tooth decays, it is gradually destroyed by a natural process.
  • infection — an act or fact of infecting; state of being infected.

Antonyms for falsification

noun falsification

  • decency — Decency is the quality of following accepted moral standards.
  • honesty — the quality or fact of being honest; uprightness and fairness.
  • truthfulness — telling the truth, especially habitually: a truthful person.
  • goodness — the state or quality of being good.
  • cleanliness — Cleanliness is the degree to which people keep themselves and their surroundings clean.

Top questions with falsification

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  • what is falsification of documents?
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