Meaning of FALSE in English




not in conformity with what is true

the information turned out to be false

Synonyms: counterfactual, erroneous, inaccurate, incorrect, specious, unsound, untrue, wrong; compare illogical

Related Word: deceptive, delusive, delusory, distorted, fallacious, misleading; deceitful, dishonest, fraudulent, lying, mendacious, untruthful

Idioms: contrary to fact, off the mark

Contrasted words: accurate, correct, established, factual, truthful, veracious, veridical

Antonyms: true


Synonyms: misleading , beguiling, deceiving, deceptive, deluding, delusive, delusory, fallacious


Synonyms: faithless , disloyal, perfidious, recreant, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, unloyal, untrue

Related Word: apostate, backsliding, renegade; crooked, devious; hollow

Antonyms: true


Synonyms: counterfeit , bogus, brummagem, fake, phony, pinchbeck, pseudo, sham, snide, spurious

Related Word: apparent, ostensible, seeming

Contrasted words: bona fide, genuine

Antonyms: real


Synonyms: artificial 2, dummy, ersatz, imitation, mock, sham, simulated, spurious, substitute

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