- 1not according with truth or fact; incorrect
- 2deliberately untrue
- 3not loyal or faithful
Using false: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "false" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The article contained false information.
He gave a false name to the police.
She accused him of being false to their friendship.
The painting was a false representation of the artist's style.
false Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using false
He showed his false colors when he betrayed his friend for personal gain.
The team had a false start when they lost their first game of the season.
My grandfather wears false teeth because he lost his real ones in a car accident.
Phrases with false
The fire alarm was a false alarm, and everyone returned to their work.
an action that saves money at the beginning but results in more money being spent in the long run
Buying a cheap car turned out to be a false economy when it kept breaking down and needing repairs.
dishonesty or deception used to gain something or to trick someone
He got the job under false pretenses by lying about his qualifications.
Origins of false
from Old English 'fals', meaning 'deceitful'
Summary: false in Brief
The term 'false' [fɔːls] refers to something that is not true or correct, deliberately untrue, or disloyal. It can describe incorrect information like 'The article contained false information,' or dishonest behavior like 'He gave a false name to the police.' 'False' extends into phrases like 'false alarm,' and idioms like 'false colors,' denoting deceptive appearances.