In the Peace Stead no crime had ever been committed, no blood had ever been shed, no falseness had ever been spoken.
The result is a confusion of all the functions of the society, and a falseness in all its mores.
It is only by reason of its falseness and inconvenience that it becomes absurd.
Then on her lips, the dear lips that know no word of falseness, he lays his kiss.
The falseness of an opinion is not for us any objection to it: it is here, perhaps, that our new language sounds most strangely.
Morton was heir to the feud of his family, and to the falseness.
falseness dies; injustice and oppression in the end of everything fade and vanish away.
Do you not know that I hate him as bitterly for his falseness to you?
What can she know of the falseness of fair words, and of the base thoughts that a smiling face can cover?
He felt the delicacy and yet at the same time the falseness of the position in which he stood.
late 12c., from Old French fals, faus (12c., Modern French faux) "false, fake, incorrect, mistaken, treacherous, deceitful," from Latin falsus "deceived, erroneous, mistaken," past participle of fallere "deceive, disappoint," of uncertain origin (see fail).
Adopted into other Germanic languages (cf. German falsch, Dutch valsch, Danish falsk), though English is the only one in which the active sense of "deceitful" (a secondary sense in Latin) has predominated. False alarm recorded from 1570s. Related: Falsely; falseness.