- false-negative reaction,
- false-positive reaction,
Origin of falsehood
Examples from the Web for falsehood
But later that day, NBC, CBS, and the Los Angeles Times all reported the same “falsehood,” also citing law-enforcement sources.Boston Marathon Bombing Media Errors Pile Up, as Does the Outrage|Michael Moynihan|April 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Its central rationale was conceived in a falsehood, that Romney the financial manipulator at Bain was a prolific job creator.Why Believe Romney Now, After His Lies on Medicare, Bain & Taxes?|Robert Shrum|August 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In Pakistan, truth or falsehood are categories that don't mean what they do elsewhere on earth.
It has responded by creating its own, alternative reality, ideologically consistent but full of falsehood.
It is a struggle between Truth and Falsehood, until God Almighty inherits the earth and those who live in it.
The fellow actually went away simpering, and kissing his hand to me, with a falsehood on his lips!The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray
Mr. Hopkins thought that he had no means of escape but by boldly persisting in falsehood.The Parent's Assistant|Maria Edgeworth
The falsehood was serious; the editorial rebuke was serious.A Miscellany of Men|G. K. Chesterton
Pray say it, said Sartines who expected to hear a falsehood.The Mesmerist's Victim|Alexandre Dumas
The cunning mixture of truth and falsehood in what he had been saying lent it somehow an impression of extraordinary sincerity.Shadows of Flames|Amelie Rives