false

(redirected from playing false)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.

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 periodicals archive ?
But it's difficult to "enjoy it" until we have come to some understanding of it and, of course, our understanding is only complicated by our uncertainty about Enobarbus's reaction: has he accurately or inaccurately judged Cleopatra as playing false to Antony?
Unless my memory is playing false, Amstrad's Mr Alan Sugar was one.
Emily's smooth action and deceptive medium pace lured Athers into playing false shots in the air as he battled to avoid his stumps being rattled over.