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Meaning of FALSEHOOD

Pronunciation:  'fols`hûd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting
  2. [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
\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

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