false false  /ˈfɔls/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
  2. (adj) arising from error
  3. (adj) erroneous and usually accidental
  4. (adj) deliberately deceptive
  5. (adj) inappropriate to reality or facts
  6. (adj) not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
  7. (adj) designed to deceive
  8. (adj) inaccurate in pitch
  9. (adj) adopted in order to deceive
  10. (adj) (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful
  11. (adv) in a disloyal and faithless manner

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It is false that that which is false is true.
  2. A false statement to a federal judge in order to prevent relevant questioning is an obstruction of the judicial process.
  3. The first faint flush of light that sometimes precedes the dawn is called the false dawn.

News

  1. False alarm leads to large-scale search on beach

    A false alarm led to a large-scale search in South Boston early Saturday morning.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WCVB Boston

  2. BART Claims Agent Filed False Police Report To Impact Contract Talks

    A BART station agent is being charged for filing a false police report that led to a man being jailed. BART claims the agent filed the report to pressure the agency in contract negotiations with unions.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: CBS San Francisco

  3. False Reporting Charges Filed after Fatal Crash that Killed Teen

    Mobile Police arrested a man they say filed a false report that his car had been stolen. That's the same car that was driven by a 16-year-old, who later led...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: NBC 15 Mobile

Quotes

  1. "On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics," said Obama.
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Belfast Telegraph

  2. Armstrong's official site lancearmstrong.com said: "Yesterday's Wall Street Journal is full of false accusations and more of the same old news from Floyd Landis, a person with zero credibility and an established pattern of recanting tomorrow what he...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Lance Armstrong Source: Mirror.co.uk

  3. "It is with a great amount of shame I stand before you and tell you I have betrayed your trust," Jones said. "Making these false statements to federal agents was an incredibly stupid thing to do. . . . I have no one to blame but myself for...
    on Oct 5, 2007 By: Marion Jones Source: Washington Post

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