- Falsehood False"hood, n. [False + -hood]
1. Want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or
representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity.
Betrayed by falsehood of his guard. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
For his molten image is falsehood. --Jer. x. 14. [1913 Webster]
No falsehood can endure Touch of celestial temper. --Milton.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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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
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
falsehood — late 13c., falshede, deceitfulness, also a lie, from FALSE (Cf. false) + HOOD (Cf. hood) … Etymology dictionary
falsehood — untruth, *lie, fib, misrepresentation, story Antonyms: truth (in concrete sense) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
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
falsehood — ► NOUN 1) the state of being untrue. 2) a lie … English terms dictionary
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
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
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
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