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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
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My convictions were all democratic, but at heart I am afraid I was a snob, and was unworthy of the honest work which I ought to have felt it an honor to do; this, whatever we falsely pretend to the contrary, is the frame of every one who aspires beyond the work of his hands.
High Priest Colender, stand on my left and see that no one testifies falsely in this matter.
I shall not copy the uncouth language, full of needless repetitions (and, if I know anything of the subject, not guiltless of bad grammar as well), in which my innocent husband was solemnly and falsely accused of poisoning his first wife.
Have you been falsely presenting yourself to the world--falsely presenting yourself to
But we continually over-rate the perfection of the geological record, and falsely infer, because certain genera or families have not been found beneath a certain stage, that they did not exist before that stage.
If one of these numbers which you interdict be the true answer to the question, am I falsely to say some other number which is not the right one?
No, Lawrence, with your leave we'll continue it a while longer; and I'll tell you something, now we're about it, which you may believe or not as you choose - only please to remember that it is not my custom to speak falsely, and that in this case I can have no motive for misrepresenting the truth - '
Hence, he said, he had been induced falsely to confess himself guilty, though he was innocent; and that he believed he should have confest a murder from the same motive.
They have not made of me that monstrous thing,--worse than a blind man,--a man who sees falsely.
It might be objected that, if we judge "this occurred" when in fact "this" is a present image, we judge falsely, and the memory-belief, so interpreted, becomes deceptive.
HOW HE WAS KIDNAPPED AND CAST AWAY; HIS SUFFERINGS IN A DESERT ISLE; HIS JOURNEY IN THE WILD HIGHLANDS; HIS ACQUAINTANCE WITH ALAN BRECK STEWART AND OTHER NOTORIOUS HIGHLAND JACOBITES; WITH ALL THAT HE SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF HIS UNCLE, EBENEZER BALFOUR OF SHAWS, FALSELY SO CALLED
He only remembered his face as he remembered all the faces he had ever seen; but he remembered, too, that it was one of the faces laid by in his memory in the immense class of the falsely consequential and poor in expression.