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falsity

[fawl-si-tee]
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noun, plural fal·si·ties.
  1. the quality or condition of being false; incorrectness; untruthfulness; treachery.
  2. something false; falsehood.
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Origin of falsity

1225–75; Middle English falsete < Anglo-French < Late Latin falsitās. See false, -ity
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Examples from the Web for falsity

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Historical Examples

  • The reason is clear, that he did not believe it: he must have known the falsity of the report.

  • That is a horrible blasphemy, the falsity of which will be seen in the future.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • The falsity of the charge against Clay has been proved as nearly as a negative can be.

    Union and Democracy

    Allen Johnson

  • There was, in spite of what the girl called her falsity, something generous about her.

  • But it is not necessary to expose this falsity in its crude and most violent forms.

    Personality in Literature

    Rolfe Arnold Scott-James


British Dictionary definitions for falsity

falsity

noun plural -ties
  1. the state of being false or untrue
  2. something false; a lie or deception
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Word Origin and History for falsity

n.

1550s, from Old French fauseté (12c., Modern French fausseté), from Late Latin falsitatem (nominative falsitas), from Latin falsus (see false).

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