- Untrue, not factual, factually incorrect.
- Based on factually incorrect premises: false legislation
- Spurious, artificial (as in false teeth).
- (logic) A state in Boolean logic that indicates a negative result.
Adverbs for False
subtly; stiffly; crudely; inelegantly; crassly; grotesquely; laughably; ridiculously; awkwardly; outlandishly; stagily; cleverly; ingeniously ; obviously.
Synonyms for False
lease, untrue, lying, erroneous, fallacious, spurious, bogus, mendacious, fabricated, sophistical, deceptive, mock, sham, counterfeit, incorrect, make-believe, pretended, illusory, unreal, dishonest, deceptive, misleading.
Antonyms for False
- (untrue): real, true
- correct, factual, valid, accurate, right, unassailable, established, confirmed, known, tested, pure, genuine, real, substantiated, honest, straight, axiomatic, just, legitimate, sanctioned, actual, certain
Barmecidal, Barmecide, Machiavellian, Tartuffian, Tartuffish, aberrant, abroad, adrift, affected, airy, all abroad, all off, all wrong, ambidextrous, amiss, apostate, apparent, apparitional, artful, artificial, askew, astray, at fault, autistic, awry, backsliding, baseborn, bastard, beguiling, beside the mark, bogus, brummagem, calculating, canting, catchy, chimeric, chiseling, collusive, concocted, contrary to fact, corrupt, counterfeit, counterfeited, covinous, crafty, crooked, cunning, deceitful, deceiving, deceptive, defective, deluding, delusional, delusionary, delusive, delusory, dereistic, derelict, deviant, deviational, deviative, devious, disaffected, dishonest, disloyal, distorted, double, double-dealing, double-faced, double-minded, double-tongued, doublehearted, dreamlike, dreamy, dubious, dummy, duplicitous, errant, erring, erroneous, ersatz, fabricated, factitious, faithless, fake, faked, fallacious, false-principled, falsehearted, fantastic, faultful, faulty, feigned, fickle, fictitious, finagling, fishy, flawed, forged, fraudulent, furtive, goody, goody-goody, guileful, hallucinatory, heretical, heterodox, holier-than-thou, hollow, hypocritical, illegitimate, illogical, illusional, illusionary, illusive, illusory, imaginary, imitation, imprecise, in error, inaccurate, inconstant, incorrect, indirect, inexact, insidious, insincere, invalid, lying, made-up, manufactured, mealymouthed, mendacious, meretricious, misbegotten, miscreated, misleading, mistaken, mock, not right, not true, not true to, of bad faith, off, off the track, ostensible, out, peccant, perfidious, perverse, perverted, phantasmagoric, phantasmal, phantom, pharisaic, phony, pietistic, pinchbeck, pious, pseudo, questionable, recreant, renegade, sanctified, sanctimonious, scheming, seeming, self-contradictory, self-deceptive, self-deluding, self-righteous, sham, sharp, shifty, simulated, slippery, sneaky, snide, sniveling, specious, spectral, spurious, straying, substitute, supposititious, surreptitious, synthetic, traitorous, treacherous, trickish, tricksy, tricky, trothless, truthless, two-faced, unactual, unctuous, underhand, underhanded, unfactual, unfaithful, unfounded, unloyal, unnatural, unorthodox, unproved, unreal, unsound, unsteadfast, unsubstantial, untrue, untrustworthy, untruthful, visionary, wide, wily, wrong
From Middle English false, from Old English fals (“false, fraud, falsehood”), from Latin falsus (“counterfeit, false; falsehood”), perfect passive participle of fallō (“deceive”). Uncommon before the 12 century, the word was reinforced in Middle English by Norman fals (cf. Old French faus). Displaced native Middle English les, lese (“false”), from Old English lēas; more at leasing.
- The translations below need to be checked.
- feminine form of falso
- vocative singular of falsus
False (infinitive falsar)