Meaning of FALSEHOOD
|Pronunciation: || ||'fols`hûd|
| ||Definition:|| |
- [n] the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting
- [n] a false statement
FALSEHOOD is a 9 letter word that starts with F.
| ||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|
|Webster's 1913 Dictionary|
| ||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.
Syn: Falsity; lie; untruth; fiction; fabrication. See
| ||Related Terms:|| ||blague, canard, cock-and-bull story, credibility gap, deceit, dishonesty, dissimulation, distortion, erroneousness, error, exaggeration, fabrication, fairy tale, fakery, fallaciousness, fallacy, falseness, falsity, farfetched story, farrago, feigning, fib, fibbery, fibbing, fiction, fish story, flam, flimflam, fraud, ghost story, half-truth, inveracity, legal fiction, lie, little white lie, lying, mendaciousness, mendacity, misrepresentation, misstatement, mythomania, pious fiction, pretense, prevarication, pseudology, sham, slight stretching, story, tale, tall story, tall tale, taradiddle, trumped-up story, truthlessness, untrueness, untruth, untruthfulness, unveraciousness, white lie, yarn|