[ fawl-si-tee ]
/ ˈfɔl sɪ ti /

noun, plural fal·si·ties.

the quality or condition of being false; incorrectness; untruthfulness; treachery.
something false; falsehood.

Origin of falsity

1225–75; Middle English falsete < Anglo-French < Late Latin falsitās. See false, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for falsity


/ (ˈfɔːlsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state of being false or untrue
something false; a lie or deception
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Word Origin and History for falsity



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

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