falseness vs falsehood

falseness falsehood


  • 1) The characteristic of being false.
  • 2) The state of being false; contrariety to the fact; inaccuracy; want of integrity or uprightness; double dealing; unfaithfulness; treachery; perfidy
  • 3) Want of truth; untruthfulness: as, the falseness of a report.
  • 4) Synonyms Falsity, etc. See falsehood.
  • 5) Want of integrity and veracity either in principle or in act; duplicity; deceit; double-dealing; unfaithfulness; treachery; perfidy; traitorousness: as, the falseness of a man's heart, or his falseness to his word.


  • 1) uncountable The property of being false.
  • 2) archaic, rare Mendacity, deceitfulness; the trait of a person who is mendacious and deceitful.
  • 3) countable A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie
  • 4) The practice of lying.
  • 5) Lack of conformity to truth or fact; inaccuracy.
  • 6) An untrue statement; a lie or an inaccuracy.
  • 7) Want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity.
  • 8) Treachery; deceit; perfidy; unfaithfulness.
  • 9) A counterfeit; a false appearance; an imposture.
  • 10) A deliberate intentional assertion of what is known to be untrue; a departure from moral integrity; a lie.
  • 11) False manifestation or procedure; deceitful speech, action, or appearance; counterfeit; imposture; specifically, in law, a fraudulent imitation or suppression of truth to the prejudice of another.
  • 12) That which is false; a false representation in word or deed; an untruth; a lie: as, the tale is a series of falsehoods; to act a falsehood.
  • 13) Synonyms Falsehood, Falseness, Falsity; untruth, fabrication, fiction. Instances may be quoted in abundance from old authors to show that the first three words are often strictly synonymous; but the modern tendency has been decidedly in favor of separating them, falsehood standing for the concrete thing, an intentional lie; falseness, for the quality of being guiltily false or treacherous: as, he is justly despised for his falseness to his oath; and falsity, for the quality of being false without blame: as, the falsity of reasoning.
  • 14) The fact or quality of being false; falseness; dishonest purpose or intention; treachery; deceitfulness; perfidy: opposed to truthfulness.


  • 1) She is refusing to meet until provided with details about the false claims.
  • 2) Experts also claim the use of chemo with a low chance of success can raise false hopes.
  • 3) Other accusers were also exposed for making false claims.
  • 4) Don't be lulled into a false sense of security.
  • 5) We also know that some false claims will emerge, especially where there is the prospect of compensation.
  • 6) They appear to be lulled into a false sense of security and save energy by ceasing to emit high frequency sounds that bounce off objects.
  • 7) I don't want to give false hope but there have been advances in this field.
  • 8) Each defendant is alleged to have known'the tax advantages were dependent on a false account being given '.
  • 9) We all feel both real guilt and false guilt.
  • 10) Managers can use the new technologies to defend their drivers against false or malicious claims.
  • 11) That sounds like false modesty to us.
  • 12) The police arrested him and he gave a false name.
  • 13) There are many tests that give false results.
  • 14) My client is seeking substantial damages for unlawful arrest and false imprisonment.
  • 15) There are no indications that this is a false note.
  • 16) To have false information removed you simply have to make your case to a site administrator.
  • 17) On the face of it this claim about certainty seems plainly false.
  • 18) This was much more than a false hope.
  • 19) It has got to be about real hope not false promise.
  • 20) False or malicious claims account for just three per cent of allegations.
  • 21) He had no false modesty about the poems.
  • 22) The hotel room had been booked under a false name and using stolen credit card details.
  • 23) The phrase is often misleading and can give a false sense of security.
  • 24) The case was blighted by false information given by officials.
  • 25) The target price often provides you with a false sense of security.
  • 26) There have been false hopes along the way.
  • 27) Now a court in Argentina is considering a writ alleging false imprisonment.
  • 28) Ring out the false, ring in the true.
  • 29) The jury will continue deliberations today on whether they are guilty of recklessly making a misleading, false or deceptive promise.
  • 30) It seems like false advertising.
  • 31) And this loveliness was of a nature that was altogether pleasing, if once the beholder of it could get over the idea of falseness which certainly Lizzie's eye was apt to convey to the beholder.
  • 32) You will find in all my previous notices of the French, continual insistance upon their natural Franchise, and also, if you take the least pains in analysis of their literature down to this day, that the idea of falseness is to them indeed more hateful than to any other
  • 33) And this loveliness was of a nature that was altogether pleasing, if once the beholder of it could get over the idea of falseness which certainly
  • 34) When you were in the conversation, it was about one thing: your misunderstanding of the credential argument and your inability to separate your own experience of reading one writer from broad and ridiculous generalizations about the "falseness" of literary fiction.
  • 35) That, alone, which has to be guarded against is the falsity, the instinctive duplicity which _would fain_ regard this antithesis as no antithesis at all: just as Wagner did, — and his mastery in this kind of falseness was of no mean order.
  • 36) But the Evangelists should be clear of every kind of falseness, not only that of lying, but also that of forgetfulness.
  • 37) I find I can pardon _all_ things in a man except purblindness, falseness of vision, -- for, indeed, does not that presuppose every other kind of falseness?
  • 38) I've always hated this kind of falseness, preferring instead to try to maintain a realistic view of the world, and I'm sure a lot of others here are the same.
  • 39) And this loveliness was of a nature that was altogether pleasing, if once the beholder of it could get over the idea of falseness which certainly Lizzie’s eye was apt to convey to the beholder.
  • 40) a kind of falseness in her, she suffered though she had nothing to blush for; more than once an almost irresistible desire sprang up in her heart to tell everything without reserve, whatever might come of it afterwards.
  • 41) ‘Publicity stunts, artificiality, falseness, popularity contests, and egos, leave me cold, in blogland as in life, and I feel that I don't want to be part of this at present.’
  • 42) ‘If Rick hated anything, it was lies, dissembling, falseness, pretension.’
  • 43) ‘The utter falseness and deception that pervade the campaigns of the two parties have imbued the proceedings with an air of unreality.’
  • 44) ‘After some discussion, the group gives their opinion of the validity or falseness of the disclosure, and the person providing the comment can tell the real story.’
  • 45) ‘The falseness, the unreality of perpetually putting on a public face and concealing personal suffering have clearly taken their toll.’


  • 1) Another pillar of his judgment involved the legal concept of malicious falsehood.
  • 2) It is a lie and a falsehood.
  • 3) I think the spread of falsehood that can incite fear and hatred is something that should be controlled.
  • 4) I was taking over from a colleague on a legally aided, malicious falsehood case.
  • 5) "That depends on what you call a falsehood," said Miss Blackburne.
  • 6) SWBob says: cheney/rove/bush and their conservative talking heads have created an atmosphere in which truth be damned and any lie or falsehood is acceptable.
  • 7) Their only plan is to bring down a person of prominence, They take pleasure in falsehood, They bless with their mouths, But inwardly they curse,
  • 8) The same falsehood is rebuffed one day, and shows up on another op-ed page the next.
  • 9) The fact that paper prominently published a falsehood is only the beginning of the problem.
  • 10) For any statement about some X or other, all we do to establish its truth or falsehood is to employ reason and experience.
  • 11) But when exposed to the light of the truth and reasoning, their falsehood is revealed.
  • 12) The consciousness that the falsehood is part fact applies a salve to conscience and supplies a force lacking in the mere fib.
  • 13) Shimas and said to him, O sage philosopher and experienced master, seest thou not that this ignorant lad cloth naught but redouble in falsehood to us?
  • 14) Wazir said, O King, deal deliberately in the matter of thy son; for falsehood is as smoke and fact is built on base which shall not be broken; yea, and the light of sooth dispelleth the night of untruth.
  • 15) ‘The problems of another transitional period provide the substance of Stage Beauty, an intelligent, entertaining examination of the line between illusion and reality, truth and falsehood, love and sex.’
  • 16) ‘These utterances/acts are outside the consideration of truth or falsehood; they are semantically empty - they can produce only meanings.’
  • 17) ‘It requires our full humanity - our rationality, our ability to sort out truth from falsehood, our intuition, our compassion, our vision, and our morality.’
  • 18) ‘He says she ‘has a high-powered intellect but the question is whether she can distinguish between truth and falsehood; and this is something which requires more than intellectual analysis’.’
  • 19) ‘Individualism - the belief that the individual alone and unaided is entitled to determine what is good or bad and to separate truth or falsehood - is a prevailing attitude.’
  • 20) ‘The boundaries between truth and falsehood, past and present and perception and reality are the themes in the two books that have been selected for November by Castlebar Book Club.’
  • 21) ‘The historian is interested in the truthfulness of his own understanding of the various sciences, not in the truth or falsehood of the science itself.’
  • 22) ‘But real wisdom means knowing truth from falsehood, knowing the difference between evidence and wishful thinking.’
  • 23) ‘These two quests ultimately lead us to the truth, and it is the gradual process of uncovering both falsehood and truth that provides the substance of this movie.’
  • 24) ‘‘We can't verify or assume the truth or falsehood of the information,’ she says.’
  • 25) ‘Irony is a magic wand of literary interpretation that can turn words of love into hate, good into evil, and truth into falsehood.’
  • 26) ‘If you set yourself up as the last word on the truth or falsehood of ads, you will immediately be the addressee of a lot of spin.’
  • 27) ‘They themselves repeatedly tell us that they think there is no such thing as right and wrong or truth and falsehood.’
  • 28) ‘Whether the universe is deterministic, or (as contemporary physics seems to suggest) indeterministic is a question which is independent of the truth or falsehood of the completeness of physics.’
  • 29) ‘He had two lives: one, open, seen and known by all who cared to know, full of relative truth and of relative falsehood, exactly like the lives of his friends and acquaintances; and another life running its course in secret.’
  • 30) ‘Furthermore, Godel proved that any mathematical system of proofs must be either incomplete (not able to determine the truth or falsehood of certain statements) or contradictory.’
  • 31) ‘Yet it had a single end; like Piers Plowman before it, and Pilgrim's Progress afterwards, The Faerie Queene led the reader along the path upon which truth was distinguishable from falsehood.’
  • 32) ‘This distinction is not limited to purely speculative notions of truth and falsehood, but rather emphasizes practical moral action and the foresight that makes it possible.’
  • 33) ‘Proving the truth or falsehood of Cantor's continuum hypothesis boils down to answering this: Where does the set of real numbers sit in the hierarchy of infinite sets?’
  • 34) ‘I think he means to refer to perceptual propositions - propositions whose truth or falsehood we can determine by looking or employing some other sense.’
  • 35) ‘You can teach falsehoods and half truths issue a diploma and call someone educated.’
  • 36) ‘There is a grain of truth in both these stories, surrounded by falsehoods.’
  • 37) ‘As a little boy I was much given to inventing deliberate falsehoods and this was always done for the sake of causing excitement.’
  • 38) ‘And yes, one has to be vigilant in the way that he suggested and try to spot falsehoods, examples of mythmaking in the stories that people tell about the world.’
  • 39) ‘Lynch's parents read the story, laughed at the ludicrous falsehoods, but made no attempt to correct them.’
  • 40) ‘Although most falsehoods detected in this study were inconsequential, fibs do have financial implications.’
  • 41) ‘Your story contained so many misconceptions and falsehoods, one scarcely knows where to begin.’
  • 42) ‘This argument mixes so many distortions, falsehoods and tendentious points that it's not easy to know where to start.’
  • 43) ‘Indeed, correcting all the factual errors and falsehoods in ‘Ghost Town’ would consume as much space as the Web site itself.’
  • 44) ‘If he wins in nine days, the foundation of his victory will rest on economic perceptions based on falsehoods.’
  • 45) ‘However, his piece contains inconsistencies and falsehoods that cannot go unchallenged.’
  • 46) ‘Networks merely need to avoid uttering flagrant falsehoods and committing major inexcusable errors.’
  • 47) ‘He is a purveyor of falsehoods when it suits his partisan purposes.’
  • 48) ‘No one contests their falsehoods, inaccuracies, and sins of omission on a point by point basis.’
  • 49) ‘They are using falsehoods to justify their potentially detrimental activities.’
  • 50) ‘Lately, you have attempted to cloak your actions in falsehoods and propaganda.’
  • 51) ‘Mistakes such as the one I have admitted making are construed as deliberate falsehoods.’
  • 52) ‘Only in politics or Hollywood is it possible to make falsehoods true and the truth a lie.’
  • 53) ‘All of us are often tempted to get what we want, even if it requires saying falsehoods.’
  • 54) ‘Worse, the more successful a liar is, the more likely it is that he will also fall prey to his own falsehoods.’
  • 55) ‘The settlement was reached after Judd sued the magazine for malicious falsehood and false attribution.’
  • 56) ‘They cannot be sued for libel, malicious falsehood or conspiring to give false evidence.’
  • 57) ‘In malicious falsehood, the plaintiff has to prove that the statement is false.’
  • 58) ‘This claim was for damages in the amount of $100,000 for malicious falsehood and punitive damages in the amount of $50,000.’
  • 59) ‘In the light of my conclusion that he did not act maliciously in publishing the graph, it is not necessary for me to consider the issue of damage in the context of the claim in malicious falsehood.’
  • 60) ‘He will no doubt ask the SMH to publish a retraction of this malicious and entirely concocted falsehood.’
  • 61) ‘He detects a rise in self delusion, a diminution of individual identity and a selling-out of the soul, and reveals a hardening distaste for falsehood and pretence in his darkly-amusing morality play.’
  • 62) ‘Under the cloak of anonymity, anyone is much more likely to fall into speculation, exaggeration, or outright falsehood.’
  • 63) ‘It is this calculated use of deception and falsehood that we should fear, more even than the wrongheaded policy.’
  • 64) ‘The public meeting has decayed, and what voters see on TV is constructed around artifice and falsehood.’
  • 65) ‘Federal law now makes it a felony to use falsehood and deception to hide the origin of the spam messages hawking your fraudulent wares.’
  • 66) ‘Misrepresentation is falsehood or omission of facts in relation to an investment.’
  • 67) ‘At no stage, however, did the learned judge identify the deceit or deliberate falsehood.’

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