Definition of False


  • (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection
    "a false friend"
    "when lovers prove untrue"
  • adopted in order to deceive
    "an assumed name"
    "an assumed cheerfulness"
    "a fictitious address"
    "fictive sympathy"
    "a pretended interest"
    "a put-on childish voice"
    "sham modesty"
    - put on
  • inaccurate in pitch
    "a false (or sour) note"
    "her singing was off key"
    - off key
  • designed to deceive
    "a suitcase with a false bottom"
  • not genuine or real
    being an imitation of the genuine article
    "it isn't fake anything
    it's real synthetic fur"
    "faux pearls"
    "false teeth"
    "decorated with imitation palm leaves"
    "a purse of simulated alligator hide"
  • inappropriate to reality or facts
    "delusive faith in a wonder drug"
    "delusive expectations"
    "false hopes"
  • deliberately deceptive
    "false pretenses"
  • erroneous and usually accidental
    "a false start"
    "a false alarm"
  • arising from error
    "a false assumption"
    "a mistaken view of the situation"
  • not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
    "gave false testimony under oath"
    "false tales of bravery"


  • in a disloyal and faithless manner
    "he behaved treacherously"
    "his wife played him false"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the False

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Unscramble false

46 unscramble word found using the letters false.

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