Falsity

  • 1 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Falsity — • A perversion of truth originating in the deceitfulness of one party, and culminating in the damage of another party Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Falsity     Falsity      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 falsity — fal·si·ty / fȯl sə tē/ n pl ties 1: something false 2: the quality or state of being false did not establish the falsity of the statement Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 falsity — 1550s, from O.Fr. fauseté (12c., Mod.Fr. fausseté), from L.L. falsitatem (nom. falsitas), from L. falsus (see FALSE (Cf. false)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 falsity — [n] dishonesty, deception canard, cheating, deceit, deceptiveness, disingenuousness, double dealing, duplicity, erroneousness, error, faithlessness, fake, fallacy, falsehood, fib, fraud, fraudulence, hypocrisy, inaccuracy, infidelity, insincerity …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 falsity — [fôl′sə tē] n. [ME falsete < OFr < L falsitas] 1. the condition or quality of being false; specif., a) incorrectness b) dishonesty c) deceitfulness d) disloyalty 2. pl. fals …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 falsity — falsehood, falseness, falsity The three words, all to do with departure from the truth or what is true, have a considerable overlap in meaning and are sometimes interchangeable. Falsehood is the intentional telling of an untruth, and a falsehood… …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 Falsity — A Falsity is a perversion of truth originating in the deceitfulness of one party, and culminating in the damage of another party. Falsity is also a measure of the quality or extent of the falseness of something.Counterfeiting money, or attempting …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 falsity — noun a) Something that is false; an untrue assertion. The belief that the world is flat is a falsity. b) The characteristic of being untrue. The falsity of that statement is easily proven. Syn …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 falsity — false ► ADJECTIVE 1) not in accordance with the truth or facts. 2) invalid or illegal. 3) deliberately intended to deceive. 4) artificial. 5) not actually so; illusory: a false sense of security. 6) disloyal. DERIVATIVES …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 falsity — noun 1. a false statement (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑falsehood, ↑untruth • Ant: ↑truth (for: ↑falsehood) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 falsity — noun (plural ties) Date: 13th century 1. something false ; lie 2. the quality or state of being false …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 falsity — /fawl si tee/, n., pl. falsities. 1. the quality or condition of being false; incorrectness; untruthfulness; treachery. 2. something false; falsehood. [1225 75; ME falsete < AF < LL falsitas. See FALSE, ITY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 falsity — Synonyms and related words: Punic faith, aberrancy, aberration, acting, affectation, appearance, attitudinizing, bad faith, barratry, blague, bluff, bluffing, breach of faith, breach of promise, breach of trust, canard, casuistry, cheating, cock… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 falsity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Betrayal, especially of a moral obligation: disloyalty, faithlessness, false heartedness, falseness, infidelity, perfidiousness, perfidy, traitorousness, treacherousness, treachery, unfaithfulness. See CONTINUE,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 falsity — fal|si|ty [ˈfo:lsıti US ˈfo:l ] n [U] formal the quality of being false or not true ≠ ↑truth …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 falsity — fal|si|ty [ fɔlsəti ] noun uncount FORMAL the fact that something is not true or real …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 falsity — fal·si·ty || fɔːlsÉ™tɪ n. lack of truthfulness, falseness; disloyalty; deception …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 falsity — n. Falsehood, want of truth, inconformity to fact or truth …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 falsity — noun (U) formal the quality of being false or not true …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English