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false

(Disloyal), adjective apostatizing, corrupt, disaffected, dishonest, dishonorable, double-dealing, double-tongued, faithless, false hearted, fickle, hypocritical, inconstant, insincere, knavish, perfidious, perfidus, recreant, roguish, tergiversating, traitorous, treacherous, treasonable, treasonous, trothless, two-faced, undependable, unfaithful, unprincipled, unreliable, unscrupulous, untrue, untrustworthy

false

(Inaccurate), adjective abounding in error, contrary to fact, deceiving, deceptive, delusive, deeoid of truth, distorted, erroneous, fallacious, faulty, fictitious, groundless, improper, in error, incorrect, invalid, misleading, mistaken, truthless, unfounded, unreliable, unsound, untrue, unveracious, wrong
Associated concepts: altered, false advertising, false and maaicious, false and misleading, false arrest, false check, false entry, false imprisonment, false information, false instrument, false oath, false personation, false pretense, false reports, false representation, false statement, false swearing, false testimony, false writing, knowingly false, materially false

false

(Not genuine), adjective artificial, assumed, bogus, copied, counterfeit, deceitful, deceptive, designed to deceive, factitious, fake, feigned, fictus, forged, fraudulent, given to deceit, imitation, intentionally unnrue, make believe, misrepresentative, mock, pretend, pseudo, sham, simulated, spurious, subditus, substitute, unreal
Associated concepts: false checks, false claim, false preeenses, false representation, false statement, false swearing, false witness
See also: artificial, assumed, baseless, bogus, colorable, deceptive, delusive, dishonest, disingenuous, erroneous, faithless, fallacious, faulty, feigned, fictitious, fraudulent, ill-founded, illusory, imitation, immoral, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, insidious, lying, mendacious, meretricious, perfidious, recreant, sophistic, specious, spurious, unfounded, unreliable, unscrupulous, unsound, unsustainable, untenable, untrue, untrustworthy
References in classic literature ?
Woe to him who would not be true, even though to be false were salvation
As the frustrating of this one attempt involved a score of false alarms, it will be understood what a tribute old Mrs.
Clare, "beginning with my own servants, for whom I have yet done nothing; and, perhaps, at some future day, it may appear that I can do something for a whole class; something to save my country from the disgrace of that false position in which she now stands before all civilized nations.
And I say it as knowing God is my judge, and we tarry not here alway, but must answer at the last day for the things said in the body, be they false or be they sooth.
It was a false report, but it got around, anyway, as I say, and it will be a long day before I see the like of it again.
I don't wish to raise false hopes or false fears; I wish to stop short at the opinion I have given already.
I had long before remarked that, in relation to practice, it is sometimes necessary to adopt, as if above doubt, opinions which we discern to be highly uncertain, as has been already said; but as I then desired to give my attention solely to the search after truth, I thought that a procedure exactly the opposite was called for, and that I ought to reject as absolutely false all opinions in regard to which I could suppose the least ground for doubt, in order to ascertain whether after that there remained aught in my belief that was wholly indubitable.
Again, there is a composite kind of recognition involving false inference on the part of one of the characters, as in the Odysseus Disguised as a Messenger.
For every assertion must, as is admitted, be either true or false, whereas expressions which are not in any way composite such as 'man', 'white', 'runs', 'wins', cannot be either true or false.
Doth any man doubt, that if there were taken out of men's minds, vain opinions, flattering hopes, false valuations, imaginations as one would, and the like, but it would leave the minds, of a number of men, poor shrunken things, full of melancholy and indisposition, and unpleasing to themselves?
But the false bride said to the prince, 'Dear husband, pray do me one piece of kindness.
In well-tempered governments it requires as much care as anything whatsoever, that nothing be done contrary to law: and this ought chiefly to be attended to in matters of small consequence; for an illegality that approaches insensibly, approaches secretly, as in a family small expenses continually repeated consume a man's income; for the understanding is deceived thereby, as by this false argument; if every part is little, then the whole is little: now, this in one sense is true, in another is false, for the whole and all the parts together are large, though made up of small parts.