NounFalsity (plural falsities)
- (countable) Something that is false; an untrue assertion.
- The belief that the world is flat is a falsity.
- (uncountable) The characteristic of being untrue.
- The falsity of that statement is easily proven.
- Syn. Falsehood, Falseness, Falsity; untruth, fabrication, fiction. Instances may be quoted in abundance from old authors to show that the first three words are often strictly synonymous; but the modern tendency has been decidedly in favor of separating them, falsehood standing for the concrete thing, an intentional lie; falseness, for the quality of being guiltily false or treacherous: as, he is justly despised for his falseness to his oath; and falsity, for the quality of being false without blame: as, the falsity of reasoning. — the Century Dictionary, 1911.
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- “Falsity” in An American Dictionary of the English Language, by Noah Webster, 1828.
- falsity in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- "falsity" in Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2007 Microsoft Corporation.
- Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
- Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.