Definitions for: Falsehood


[n] the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting
[n] a false statement



Webster (1913) Definition: False"hood, n. [False + -hood]
1. Want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or
representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity.

Though it be a lie in the clock, it is but a
falsehood in the hand of the dial when pointing at a
wrong hour, if rightly following the direction of
the wheel which moveth it. --Fuller.

2. A deliberate intentional assertion of what is known to be
untrue; a departure from moral integrity; a lie.

3. Treachery; deceit; perfidy; unfaithfulness.

Betrayed by falsehood of his guard. --Shak.

4. A counterfeit; a false appearance; an imposture.

For his molten image is falsehood. --Jer. x. 14.

No falsehood can endure Touch of celestial temper.
--Milton.

Syn: Falsity; lie; untruth; fiction; fabrication. See
Falsity.

Synonyms: false statement, falsification, falsity, untruth

Antonyms: true statement, truth

See Also: contradiction, contradiction in terms, deceit, deception, dishonesty, dodge, dodging, fable, fabrication, fiction, forgery, frame-up, knavery, lie, misrepresentation, prevarication, scheme, setup, sophistication, statement

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