false Definition

  • 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!

  • Example

    The article contained false information.

  • Example

    He gave a false name to the police.

  • Example

    She accused him of being false to their friendship.

  • Example

    The painting was a false representation of the artist's style.

false Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using false

  • a deceptive appearance or behavior


    He showed his false colors when he betrayed his friend for personal gain.

  • a failed attempt to begin something


    The team had a false start when they lost their first game of the season.

  • dentures or artificial teeth


    My grandfather wears false teeth because he lost his real ones in a car accident.

Phrases with false

  • a warning or signal of danger that turns out to be unfounded or unnecessary


    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.

  • false pretenses

    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.

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