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Falsehood meaning

falsehood - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity.
  2. 2. A deliberate intentional assertion of what is known to be untrue; a departure from moral integrity; a lie.
  3. 3. Treachery; deceit; perfidy; unfaithfulness.
  4. 4. A counterfeit; a false appearance; an imposture.
  5. 5. Want of truth or fidelity; deceit; a lie.

falsehood - examples of usage

  1. If a man could be found that could sail north and south, that could speak truth and falsehood, that could turn to the right hand and the left, all at the same time, he would be the man, he would be the only proper person that should now speak. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. Between truth and falsehood there is no middle ground. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. Another thing taught us by the Prayer Book's history is the duty of being forever on our guard in the religious life against " the falsehood of extremes." - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
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