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Dictionary definition for: False

1. (a) not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; "gave false testimony under oath" "false tales of bravery"

2. (r) in a disloyal and faithless manner; "he behaved treacherously" "his wife played him false"

3. (s) arising from error; "a false assumption" "a mistaken view of the situation"

4. (s) erroneous and usually accidental; "a false start" "a false alarm"

5. (s) deliberately deceptive; "hollow (or false) promises" "false pretenses"

6. (s) inappropriate to reality or facts; "delusive faith in a wonder drug" "delusive expectations" "false hopes"

7. (s) not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn''t fake anything; it''s real synthetic fur" "faux pearls" "false teeth" "decorated with imitation palm leaves" "a purse of simulated alligator hide"

8. (s) designed to deceive; "a suitcase with a false bottom"

9. (s) inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note" "her singing was off key"

10. (s) adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name" "an assumed cheerfulness" "a fictitious address" "fictive sympathy" "a pretended interest" "a put-on childish voice" "sham modesty"

11. (s) (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful; "a false friend" "when lovers prove untrue"

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