falsehood Definition

the state of being untrue or incorrect; a lie or deception.

Using falsehood: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "falsehood" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The politician was caught in a falsehood during the debate.

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    She accused him of spreading falsehoods about her.

  • Example

    The article was filled with falsehoods and inaccuracies.

  • Example

    He was punished for his falsehoods.

falsehood Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for falsehood

Phrases with falsehood

  • despite knowing that something is untrue or incorrect


    In the face of falsehood, she stood by her beliefs.

  • to be able to tell what is true and what is not


    It's important to teach children how to distinguish truth from falsehood.

  • a tissue of falsehoods

    a series of lies or untruths


    The article was a tissue of falsehoods, with no basis in fact.


Summary: falsehood in Brief

The term 'falsehood' [ˈfɔːls.hʊd] refers to the state of being untrue or incorrect, often involving lies or deception. It is exemplified by phrases like 'in the face of falsehood,' which means despite knowing something is untrue, and 'distinguish truth from falsehood,' which means to tell what is true and what is not. 'Falsehood' is also used in phrases like 'a tissue of falsehoods,' which means a series of lies.

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