falsity falsity  /ˈfɔl sə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of being false or untrue
  2. (n) a false statement

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. And exposing the verdict's falsity from the killer's mouth no less is worth whatever price we as a society would have paid in the sordidness of the TV spectacle and the book.
  2. No one has established the truth or falsity of the first statement, and the mere existence of the first statement proves nothing about the truth or falsity of the second.
  3. But before long, although Updike's gifts of language have no trace of falsity, the repeated realization of cleverness begins to be annoying.

News

  • Malpractice payments not responsible for increasing medical costs

      A recent report by the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen exposes the falsity of the oft cited myth that medical malpractice payments and defensive medicine are principal factors behind out of control healthcare costs. The report is based on data released by the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), a federal “confidential information clearinghouse” that [...]
    on August 28, 2013     Source: Injury Board

Quotes

  1. "False statements knowingly made or false statements made in reckless disregard of their truth or falsity are not protected by the First Amendment," Abrahamson wrote.
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Shirley Abrahamson Source: Leagle.com

  2. "What I tried to do wasn't so much to tell him where he would be drafted because no one can do that," Schiano said. "That's a falsity. It only takes one team to want you and you can be the first pick. What I tried to do was give him...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Greg Schiano Source: Bridgewater Courier News

  3. Walter Lippmann, the reigning pundit of the time, wrote that "the returns prove the falsity of the claim ...... that there is a great silent latent majority of 'conservative' Republicans who will emerge as soon as the Republican party turns its back...
    on Mar 7, 2007 By: Walter Lippmann Source: Human Events (blog)

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