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Textual thesaurus for "false"

(adj) untrue

(used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful

a false friend; when lovers prove untrue


(adj) mistaken

arising from error

a false assumption; a mistaken view of the situation


(adj) assumed, fictitious, fictive, sham, put on, pretended

adopted in order to deceive

an assumed name; an assumed cheerfulness; a fictitious address; fictive sympathy; a pretended interest; a put-on childish voice; sham modesty


(adj) off-key, sour

inaccurate in pitch

a false (or sour) note; her singing was off key


(adj) fake, faux, simulated, imitation

not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article

it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur; faux pearls; false teeth; decorated with imitation palm leaves; a purse of simulated alligator hide


(adj) delusive

inappropriate to reality or facts

delusive faith in a wonder drug; delusive expectations; false hopes


(adv) faithlessly, traitorously, treacherously, treasonably

in a disloyal and faithless manner

he behaved treacherously; his wife played him false