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falsity

[fawl-si-tee]
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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Related Words for falsities

falsehood, duplicity, insincerity, inaccuracy, deceit, mendacity, canard, fake, double-dealing, lie, story, cheating, hypocrisy, fib, sham, prevarication, infidelity, perfidy, fraud, unfaithfulness

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British Dictionary definitions for falsities

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 falsities

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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