falsehood

  • 1 falsehood — falsehood, falseness, falsity The three words, all to do with departure from the truth or what is true, have a considerable overlap in meaning and are sometimes interchangeable. Falsehood is the intentional telling of an untruth, and a falsehood… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 Falsehood — False hood, n. [False + hood] 1. Want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity. [1913 Webster] Though it be a lie in the clock, it is but a falsehood in the hand of the dial when pointing at a …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 falsehood — I noun canard, commentum, deception, dissimulation, distortion, distortion of truth, equivocation, evasion, fabrication, false assertion, false statement, falsification, falsity, falsum, fiction, flam, fraud, fraudulence, inaccuracy, intentional… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 falsehood — late 13c., falshede, deceitfulness, also a lie, from FALSE (Cf. false) + HOOD (Cf. hood) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 falsehood — untruth, *lie, fib, misrepresentation, story Antonyms: truth (in concrete sense) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 falsehood — [n] lie canard, cover up, deceit, deception, dishonesty, dissimulation, distortion, equivocation, erroneousness, error, fable, fabrication, fakery, fallaciousness, fallacy, falseness, falsity, feigning, fib, fibbery, fiction, figment, fraud, half …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 falsehood — ► NOUN 1) the state of being untrue. 2) a lie …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 falsehood — [fôls′hood΄] n. [ME falshod: see FALSE & HOOD] 1. lack of accuracy or truth; falsity; deception 2. the telling of lies; lying 3. a false statement; lie 4. a false belief, theory, idea, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 falsehood — /fawls hood/, n. 1. a false statement; lie. 2. something false; an untrue idea, belief, etc.: The Nazis propagated the falsehood of racial superiority. 3. the act of lying or making false statements. 4. lack of conformity to truth or fact. 5. Obs …

    Universalium

  • 10 Falsehood — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Falsehood >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 falsehood falsehood falseness Sgm: N 1 falsity falsity falsification Sgm: N 1 deception deception &c. 545 Sgm: N 1 untruth untruth &c. 546 Sgm …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 falsehood — The OT Decalogue does not contain any prohibition of lying but there are many terms in which the evils of falsehood are denounced. It is a power of sheol, the infernal world (Isa. 28:15) and it is especially represented by idolatry (Jer. 10:14)… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 12 falsehood — n. 1) to tell, utter a falsehood 2) an absolute, downright, utter falsehood * * * [ fɔːlshʊd] downright utter a falsehood utter falsehood an absolute to tell …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 falsehood — false|hood [ˈfo:lshud US ˈfo:ls ] n formal 1.) a statement that is untrue = ↑lie ▪ Saunders is deliberately telling a falsehood. 2.) [U] the practice of telling lies = ↑lying ▪ No one had accused me of falsehood before. 3.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 falsehood — [[t]fɔ͟ːlshʊd[/t]] falsehoods 1) N UNCOUNT Falsehood is the quality or fact of being untrue or of being a lie. She called the verdict a victory of truth over falsehood. Ant: truth 2) N COUNT A falsehood is a lie. [FORMAL] He accused them of… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 falsehood — noun /ˈfɒlsˌhʊd/ a) The property of being false. Every such idiom is what is known as a truth function, and is characterized by the fact that the truth or falsehood of the complex statement which it generates is uniquely determined by the truth… …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 falsehood — noun 1) a downright falsehood Syn: lie, untruth, fib, falsification, fabrication, invention, fiction, story, cock and bull story, flight of fancy; half truth; informal tall story, tall tale, fairy tale, whopper See note at …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 falsehood — UK [ˈfɔːlshʊd] / US [ˈfɔlsˌhʊd] noun Word forms falsehood : singular falsehood plural falsehoods formal 1) [countable] a statement that is not true 2) [uncountable] the fact of being not true …

    English dictionary

  • 18 falsehood — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of honesty Nouns 1. falsehood, falseness, dishonesty; falsity, falsification; deception, untruth; lying, misrepresentation, disinformation, plausible denial; mendacity, perjury, forgery, invention,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 falsehood — melas statusas T sritis švietimas apibrėžtis Sąmoningai klaidinamas teiginys ketinant apgaule pasiekti kokį nors tikslą. Vaikų melas iki 4–5 m. būna nesąmoningas. Meluojama dėl atgaminimo netikslumo, vaizduotės stiprumo, mąstymo ir tikrovės… …

    Enciklopedinis edukologijos žodynas

  • 20 falsehood — noun Date: 13th century 1. an untrue statement ; lie 2. absence of truth or accuracy 3. the practice of lying ; mendacity …

    New Collegiate Dictionary