- a false statement; lie.
- something false; an untrue idea, belief, etc.: The Nazis propagated the falsehood of racial superiority.
- the act of lying or making false statements.
- lack of conformity to truth or fact.
- Obsolete. deception.
Origin of falsehood
Related Words for falsehoodprevarication, deception, falsity, misstatement, cover-up, distortion, perjury, untruth, deceit, sham, dishonesty, fabrication, fallacy, fakery, falseness, canard, fable, story, fiction, fib
Examples from the Web for falsehood
Contemporary Examples of 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
April 18, 2013
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?
August 22, 2012
In Pakistan, truth or falsehood are categories that don't mean what they do elsewhere on earth.Pakistan's Judicial Coup
June 19, 2012
It has responded by creating its own, alternative reality, ideologically consistent but full of falsehood.The Democrats' Birther Book Boon
April 21, 2011
It is a struggle between Truth and Falsehood, until God Almighty inherits the earth and those who live in it.How to Win the War on Terror
April 17, 2009
Historical Examples of falsehood
"Captain Haley knows very well the falsehood of what he says," said our hero, calmly.Brave and Bold
His eyes, round and full and steady, taxed her with falsehood, with hypocrisy.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
When souls have loved, there is no falsehood or forgetfulness.Other Tales and Sketches
It is the falsehood of the silliest poetry to say he defies the image of his beloved.Weighed and Wanting
Was it simply to meet—to talk—and afterwards to tell a falsehood to one's parents?The Dream
- the quality of being untrue
- an untrue statement; lie
- the act of deceiving or lying