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Another word for false

  1. Devoid of truth

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  2. Containing an error or errors

  3. Containing fundamental errors in reasoning

  4. Fraudulently or deceptively imitative

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  5. Not true to duty or obligation

Another word for false

  1. Said of persons

  2. Said of statements or supposed facts

  3. Said of things


    play someone false

  1. put in a false position

Synonym Study

  • Fake is a less formal term for any person or thing that is not genuine a fake doctor, chimney, etc. See also syn. study at faithless.
  • Counterfeit and the colloquial bogus apply to a very careful imitation and always imply intent to deceive or defraud counterfeit, or bogus, money
  • Sham refers to an imitation or simulation of something and usually connotes intent to deceive sham piety
  • False , in this comparison, refers to anything that is not in essence that which it purports to be and may or may not connote deliberate deception false hair, false eyelashes