Falsehood

Definition of Falsehood

False´hood
n.1.Want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity.
Though it be a lie in the clock, it is but a falsehood in the hand of the dial when pointing at a wrong hour, if rightly following the direction of the wheel which moveth it.
- Fuller.
2.A deliberate intentional assertion of what is known to be untrue; a departure from moral integrity; a lie.
3.Treachery; deceit; perfidy; unfaithfulness.
Betrayed by falsehood of his guard.
- Shak.
4.A counterfeit; a false appearance; an imposture.
For his molten image is falsehood.
- Jer. x. 14.
No falsehood can endure
Touch of celestial temper.
- Milton.

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blague, canard, cock-and-bull story, credibility gap, deceit, dishonesty, dissimulation, distortion, erroneousness, error, exaggeration, fabrication, fairy tale, fakery, fallaciousness, fallacy, falseness, falsity, farfetched story, farrago, feigning, fibbery, fibbing, fiction, fish story, flam, flimflam, fraud, ghost story, half-truth, inveracity, legal fiction, little white lie, lying, mendaciousness, mendacity, misrepresentation, misstatement, mythomania, pious fiction, pretense, prevarication, pseudology, sham, slight stretching, story, tale, tall story, tall tale, taradiddle, trumped-up story, truthlessness, untrueness, untruthfulness, unveraciousness, white lie, yarn
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