falsity

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Falsity \Fal"si*ty\, noun;pl. {Falsities}. [L. falsitas: cf. F. fausset['e], OF. also, falsit['e]. See {False}, adjective]

1. The quality of being false; coutrariety or want of conformity to truth.

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

2. That which is false; falsehood; a lie; a false assertion.

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

falsity

noun

1: the state of being false or untrue; "argument could not determine its truth or falsity" [syn: {falsity}, {falseness}] [ant: {the true}, {trueness}, {truth}, {verity}]

2: a false statement [syn: {falsehood}, {falsity}, {untruth}] [ant: {true statement}, {truth}]


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