[ UK /fˈɒlsli/ ]
[ US /ˈfɔɫsɫi/ ]
  1. in an insincerely false manner
    a seduction on my part would land us with the necessity to rise, bathe and dress, chat falsely about this and that, and emerge into the rest of the evening as though nothing had happened
  2. in an incorrect manner
    to credit Lister with the first formulation of the basic principle of stratigraphy would be to bestow credit falsely
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How To Use falsely In A Sentence

  • One in 20 changed their marital status to appeal to employers and five per cent falsely claimed to play golf. The Sun
  • But his infamy was sealed by the government's all-out campaign against his hapless sidekicks, falsely portrayed as part of a vast Confederate plot.
  • The image isn't falsely romanticized, and it includes foreign tourists alongside Indian pilgrims.
  • They falsely claim that classes sexualize children in a "values free" environment as teachers push their own sexual ideology. Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright: When Where They Teach Overrides What's Being Said About Sex Ed
  • The most likely motives to cause one to falsely inculpate another are currying favor, revenge, and exculpation.
  • But the result proved that they were sufficiently to exercise, through the popular will and choice, the power which they had formerly put in action without its sanction, though within its proper precinct and with its title falsely inscribed. Prose Masterpieces from Modern Essayists
  • A falsely high reading on a radiation dosimeter may have very different implications during a bioterrorist incident than during a rat lab experiment.
  • “Lying about rape” in the lexicon of antifeminism means “falsely claiming to have been raped”. Anatomy Of A False Rape Accusation Comment - Part 2
  • The student complained McCormick was falsely saying they were dating, that he was calling her obsessively and had punched a wall and said "I could have hurt you" after seeing her hug another guy, according to an e-mail Hansen sent administrators recapping the allegations. WCAX - Local News
  • These sites usually either implicitly imply, or explicitly and falsely state, that they are an authorized dealer.
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