Falsities
Falsity Fal"si*ty, n.;pl. {Falsities}. [L. falsitas: cf. F. fausset['e], OF. also, falsit['e]. See {False}, a.] 1. The quality of being false; coutrariety or want of conformity to truth. [1913 Webster]

Probability does not make any alteration, either in the truth or falsity of things. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is false; falsehood; a lie; a false assertion. [1913 Webster]

Men often swallow falsities for truths. --Sir T. Brown.

Syn: Falsehood; lie; deceit.

Usage: {Falsity}, {Falsehood}, {Lie}. Falsity denotes the state or quality of being false. A falsehood is a false declaration designedly made. A lie is a gross, unblushing falsehood. The falsity of a person's assertion may be proved by the evidence of others and thus the charge of falsehood be fastened upon him. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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