Falls Falsehood

False

Meanings and phrases

false

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
  2. arising from error; mistaken
  3. adopted in order to deceive; assumed; fictitious; fictive; pretended; put on; sham
  4. inappropriate to reality or facts; delusive
  5. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; fake; faux; imitation; simulated
  6. erroneous and usually accidental
  7. deliberately deceptive
  8. designed to deceive
  9. inaccurate in pitch; off-key; sour
  10. (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful; untrue

false

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in a disloyal and faithless manner; faithlessly; traitorously; treacherously; treasonably

California false morel

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a gyromitra with a brown puffed up fertile part and a thick fluted stalk; found under conifers in California; Gyromitra californica
n.
  1. criminal offense of making false statements under oath; perjury; lying under oath

blue false indigo

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. wild indigo of the eastern United States having racemes of blue flowers; Baptisia australis

false alarm

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a warning that is given about something that fails to occur
E.g.
  • 38 minutes later, it was deemed a false alarm.
  • Carmel thinks she is pregnant, but it turns out to be a false alarm.
  • The fines would increase after with the fourth false alarm in a twelve-month period.

false alumroot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. plant growing in clumps with mostly basal leaves and cream-colored or pale pink fringed flowers in several long racemes; Alaska to coastal central California and east to Idaho; fringe cups; Tellima grandiflora

false asphodel

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a plant of the genus Tofieldia having linear chiefly basal leaves and small spicate flowers

false azalea

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. straggling shrub of northwestern North America having foliage with a bluish tinge and umbels of small bell-shaped flowers; fool's huckleberry; Menziesia ferruginea

false baby 's breath

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Eurasian herb with ample panicles of small white flowers; naturalized in North America; wild madder; white madder; white bedstraw; infant's-breath; Galium mollugo

false beachdrops

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. fleshy tawny or reddish saprophytic herb resembling the Indian pipe and growing in woodland humus of eastern North America; in some classifications placed in a separate genus Hypopitys; pinesap; Monotropa hypopithys

false belief

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning; fallacy

false bittersweet

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds; bittersweet; American bittersweet; climbing bittersweet; staff vine; waxwork; shrubby bittersweet; Celastrus scandens

false bottom

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a horizontal structure that partitions a ship or box (especially one built close to the actual bottom)

false bracken

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. resembles Pteridium aquilinum; of Queensland, Australia; Culcita dubia

false buckthorn

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. deciduous tree of southeastern United States and Mexico; chittamwood; chittimwood; shittimwood; black haw; Bumelia lanuginosa

false bugbane

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tall perennial of the eastern United States having large basal leaves and white summer flowers; Trautvetteria carolinensis

false calyx

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus; epicalyx; calycle; calyculus

false chamomile

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of various autumn-flowering perennials having white or pink to purple flowers that resemble asters; wild in moist soils from New Jersey to Florida and Texas

false deathcap

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. agaric often confused with the death cup; Amanita mappa

false dogwood

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by Native Americans; China tree; jaboncillo; chinaberry; Sapindus saponaria

false dragon head

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American plant having a spike of two-lipped pink or white flowers; false dragonhead; obedient plant; Physostegia virginiana

false dragonhead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American plant having a spike of two-lipped pink or white flowers; false dragon head; obedient plant; Physostegia virginiana

false face

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a mask worn as part of a masquerade costume

false flax

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. annual and biennial herbs of Mediterranean to central Asia; Camelina; genus Camelina

false foxglove

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. sparsely branched North American perennial with terminal racemes of bright yellow flowers resembling those of the foxglove; sometimes placed in genus Gerardia; Aureolaria virginica; Gerardia virginica
  2. multi-stemmed North American annual having solitary axillary dark golden-yellow flowers resembling those of the foxglove; sometimes placed in genus Gerardia; Aureolaria pedicularia; Gerardia pedicularia

false fruit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part; pome

false garlic

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. pungent Old World wild onion; crow garlic; field garlic; stag's garlic; wild garlic; Allium vineale

false gavial

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. crocodile of southeast Asia similar to but smaller than the gavial; Tomistoma schlegeli

false glottis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the opening between the false vocal folds; rima vestibuli; rima respiratoria; glottis spuria

false goatsbeard

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American astilbe with panicles of creamy white flowers; Astilbe biternata

false gromwell

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of several North American perennial herbs with hairy foliage and small yellowish or greenish flowers

false hair

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment; hairpiece; postiche

false heather

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American decumbent evergreen heathlike plant with yellow flowers; golden heather; Hudsonia ericoides

false hellebore

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. perennial herbs of the lily family having thick toxic rhizomes; hellebore

false imprisonment

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (law) confinement without legal authority
E.g.
  • Mitchell Moua; the gang member, was wanted for aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and federal weapons charges.
  • Frey also alleged the police constable attacked him, although in court Frey mainly fought his arrest as false imprisonment.
  • Hespelt was charged with four felonies including assault, vandalism, maliciously throwing a substance at a vehicle and false imprisonment.

false indigo

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. dense shrub of moist riverbanks and flood plains of the eastern United States having attractive fragrant foliage and dense racemes of dark purple flowers; bastard indigo; Amorpha fruticosa
  2. an erect to spreading hairy shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having racemes of red to indigo flowers; bastard indigo; Amorpha californica
  3. any of several plants of the genus Baptisia; wild indigo

false labor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. painless contractions of the muscles of the uterus that continue throughout pregnancy with increasing frequency; Braxton-Hicks contraction

false lily of the valley

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. small white-flowered plant of western Europe to Japan; Maianthemum bifolium
  2. small two-leaved herb of the northern United States and parts of Canada having racemes of small fragrant white flowers; Maianthemum canadense

false lupine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. western United States bushy herb having yellow pea-like flowers; golden pea; yellow pea; Thermopsis macrophylla

false mallow

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an American plant of the genus Malvastrum
  2. genus of coarse herbs and subshrubs of arid North and South America having pink or scarlet flowers and globose fruits; globe mallow

false mildew

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of various fungi of the family Peronosporaceae parasitic on e.g. grapes and potatoes and melons; downy mildew

false mistletoe

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. American plants closely resembling Old World mistletoe; mistletoe

false miterwort

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. plant with tiny white flowers hanging in loose clusters on leafy stems; moist woods from Alaska to central California and east to Montana; false mitrewort; Tiarella unifoliata
  2. stoloniferous white-flowered spring-blooming woodland plant; foamflower; coolwart; false mitrewort; Tiarella cordifolia

false mitrewort

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. plant with tiny white flowers hanging in loose clusters on leafy stems; moist woods from Alaska to central California and east to Montana; false miterwort; Tiarella unifoliata
  2. stoloniferous white-flowered spring-blooming woodland plant; foamflower; coolwart; false miterwort; Tiarella cordifolia

false morel

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a fungus of the family Helvellaceae

false name

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a name that has been assumed temporarily; alias; assumed name
E.g.
  • He had enlisted under the false name of Williams.
  • Kaltenbrunner claimed to be a doctor and offered a false name.
  • Billy borrowed money from Vic on behalf of Jake, using a false name.

false nettle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of several flowering weeds of the genus Boehmeria lacking stinging hairs; bog hemp

false oat

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. coarse perennial Eurasian grass resembling oat; found on roadside verges and rough grassland and in hay meadows; introduced in North America for forage; tall oat grass; tall meadow grass; evergreen grass; French rye; Arrhenatherum elatius

false pimpernel

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. weedy plant having short dry chafflike leaves; chaffweed; bastard pimpernel

false pregnancy

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. physiological state in which a woman exhibits symptoms of pregnancy but is not pregnant; pseudocyesis

false pretence

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation; false pretense

false pretense

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation; false pretence

false ragweed

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tall annual marsh elder common in moist rich soil in central North America that can cause contact dermatitis; produces much pollen that is a major cause of hay fever; burweed marsh elder; Iva xanthifolia

false return

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an incorrect income tax return

false rue

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. slender erect perennial of eastern North America having tuberous roots and pink-tinged white flowers; resembles meadow rue; false rue anemone; Isopyrum biternatum

false rue anemone

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. slender erect perennial of eastern North America having tuberous roots and pink-tinged white flowers; resembles meadow rue; false rue; Isopyrum biternatum
n.
  1. North American cat of the Miocene and Pliocene; much earlier and less specialized than members of the genus Smiledon

false saffron

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. thistlelike Eurasian plant widely grown for its red or orange flower heads and seeds that yield a valuable oil; safflower; Carthamus tinctorius

false sago

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. southeastern Indian cycad with palmlike foliage; fern palm; Cycas circinalis

false sarsaparilla

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. common perennial herb having aromatic roots used as a substitute for sarsaparilla; central and eastern North America; wild sarsaparilla; wild sarsparilla; Aralia nudicaulis

false scorpion

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. small nonvenomous arachnid resembling a tailless scorpion; pseudoscorpion

false smut

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. disease of rice; grains covered by a green powder consisting of conidia; green smut

false tamarisk

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Eurasian shrub resembling the tamarisk; German tamarisk; Myricaria germanica

false teeth

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a removable denture

false topaz

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a yellow quartz; topaz; common topaz

false truffle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling truffles; earthball; puffball; hard-skinned puffball
  2. any of various fungi of the family Rhizopogonaceae having subterranean fruiting bodies similar to the truffle

false vampire

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insects; false vampire bat

false vampire bat

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insects; false vampire

false verdict

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a manifestly unjust verdict; not true to the evidence

false vocal cord

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. either of the upper two vocal cords that are not involved in vocalization; false vocal fold; superior vocal cord; ventricular fold; vestibular fold

false vocal fold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. either of the upper two vocal cords that are not involved in vocalization; false vocal cord; superior vocal cord; ventricular fold; vestibular fold

false wintergreen

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. evergreen of eastern North America with leathery leaves and numerous white flowers; Pyrola americana; Pyrola rotundifolia americana

false witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a person who deliberately gives false testimony; perjurer

play false

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; bamboozle; snow; hoodwink; pull the wool over someone's eyes; lead by the nose

red false mallow

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. false mallow of western United States having racemose red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Malvastrum; prairie mallow; Sphaeralcea coccinea; Malvastrum coccineum

saddled-shaped false morel

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a poisonous fungus; saddle-shaped and dull yellow to brown fertile part is relatively even; Gyromitra infula
n.
  1. ubiquitous European annual weed with white flowers and finely divided leaves naturalized and sometimes cultivated in eastern North America; sometimes included in genus Matricaria; scentless camomile; scentless mayweed; scentless hayweed; corn mayweed; Tripleurospermum inodorum; Matricaria inodorum
n.
  1. annual Eurasian herb similar in fragrance and medicinal uses to chamomile though taste is more bitter and effect is considered inferior; wild chamomile; German chamomile; Matricaria recutita; Matricaria chamomilla

white false indigo

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. erect or spreading herb having racemes of creamy white flowers; the eastern United States; Baptisia lactea

false information

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • All around us we can see the damage done by false information."
  • "She published false information about what was happening in the district," he claims.
  • In July 2011 Kifle was ordered to pay £175,000 in damages for publishing false information.

false statements

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Sheriff Frank Cassell was convicted of making false statements to agents of the FBI.
  • In 2005, Patterson was convicted of making false statements to the FBI about an unrelated incident.
  • She requested and received a written apology from Senator Jon Kyl for his false statements about her.

false claims

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Hoover supported using false claims to attack his political enemies.
  • The text referenced other false claims made by Urechia, questioning his competence.
  • In March 2007, an additional fine of over $190 million was levied for 18,000 false claims.

making false

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They accused her of making false allegations against it.
  • Sheriff Frank Cassell was convicted of making false statements to agents of the FBI.
  • It is known that during the 5th century BC, the Phoenicians were making false teeth.

false positive

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He later testified at other "false positive" trials.
  • A 2018 study claims a total of 10,000 "false positive" victims between 2002 and 2010.
  • Chromatographic methods specific for amphetamine are employed to prevent false positive results.

false positives

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • However, Bloom filters suffer from false positives.
  • Such documents are called "false positives" (see Type I error).
  • However, it might lead to large number of false positives as well.

false start

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • After a false start towards the Red Sea, they sailed to the Strait of Malacca.
  • There was one false start when Ross Comm tried to bite the tape as it went to rise.
  • Crompton hit Jones on a 14-yarder before Tennessee was pushed back by a false start.

false accusations

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • There were false accusations and attacks against suspicious people.
  • However, Lee denied the claims and countersued her for false accusations.
  • Jacobs argued that the Party repeated Segal's "false accusations," and that she had "never been a lobbyist."

true or false

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • There are two options: it is either true or false.
  • Not every conjecture ends up being proven true or false.
  • Then, the team decided if the statement was true or false.

false starts

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • After many false starts, the scheme was begun in 1901 by the London County Council.
  • In 1964 she finished fifth in the relay and was disqualified in the 200 m heats for false starts.
  • Among his recommendations for the sport is a new method of recording false starts in sprint races.

false identity

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was later learned that one of the two Russians, Magomedov, had been using a false identity.
  • To accomplish this, she is willing to go as far as marrying Julio Cesar under a false identity.
  • His superiors approved this plan and provided him with a false identity card in the name of "Tomasz Serafiński".
E.g.
  • Sheriff Frank Cassell was convicted of making false statements to agents of the FBI.
  • In 2005, Patterson was convicted of making false statements to the FBI about an unrelated incident.
  • In 2017, the company was sued for making false statements about the earning potential of its graduates.

false flag

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Russia and Iran, the Syrian government's main allies, denied chemical weapons had been used, claiming it was a false flag operation.
  • Favored subjects include famous deaths and assassinations, morally dubious government activities, suppressed technologies, and “false flag” terrorism.
  • On 23 January 2020, Bellingcat published a report in which it argued that it is effectively impossible for the Douma attack to have been a false flag incident.

false allegations

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They accused her of making false allegations against it.
  • Kiffin also riled up Florida with his false allegations of NCAA violations by Meyer.
  • The individual who made the false allegations, Carl Beech, was later charged in 2018, and jailed for eighteen years in 2019.

false statement

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Aseemanand claimed that he was tortured to give a false statement.
  • He beats up Durva's friend who gave a false statement in the court, leading to his suspension orders.
  • On 20 February 2018, van der Zwaan pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement to investigators.

false alarms

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • 2 engine, but ignored them as false alarms.
  • This helps eliminate false alarms and unnecessary responses.
  • This leads to rampant false alarms caused by the men's insecurities.

false impression

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They give a false impression of the essential nature of Islam."
  • This may give a false impression that the U.S. is less peaceful than those nations.
  • The root word "" gives the false impression that antisemitism is directed against all Semitic people, "e.g.

false memories

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He rose to prominence for his work on the psychological aspects of false memories.
  • is a criminal technique wherein the victim's entire memory is replaced with false memories.
  • Tyrell explains that she is an experiment who has been given false memories to provide an "emotional cushion".

made false

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • "What a disgrace for Marlborough," exulted Villeroi, "to have made false movements without any result!"
  • She explores how evolutionary biologists made false assumptions as to the function of the female orgasm.
  • Monica embarked on an affair with Dr. Pierce Dorman, which predictably ended in disaster when Dorman made false allegations of sexual harassment against Monica.

false advertising

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The commercial gained negative publicity and Casio was accused of false advertising.
  • The FTC has enforced false advertising claims against companies that sell such products.
  • However, false advertising and so-called "quack" advertisements became a problem, which ushered in the regulation of advertising content.

false testimony

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • You were captured innocent, giving no resistance, condemned by the impious with false testimony: protect those you have redeemed, O Christ.
  • On 7 January, prosecutors in Japan issued an arrest warrant for Carole Ghosn on suspicion of giving false testimony during a court hearing in April 2019.
  • Later re-investigations by the Crime Suppression Division found evidence of false testimony by a key witness, and that the men had made forced confessions under duress.

false sense

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Lulling Dawn into a false sense of security, Rob proposes and she accepts.
  • "My great-grandfather taught that safety nets offer a false sense of security", he explains.
  • This can provide a false sense of security when illicit drugs are deliberately adulterated to fool reagent tests.

false pretenses

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In it, George d'Hout, a website designer from the United States is lured under false pretenses to Guayaquil.
  • He was the first person to successfully export a large and fresh enough batch of Brazilian rubber seeds to the British Empire under false pretenses.
  • Although he was simply a contractor, he was charged along with the directors of the project with raising money under false pretenses and misappropriation of funds.

false charges

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A number of suspects were also arrested on false charges.
  • Leaving aside the false charges, the piece polarized critics.
  • The police again get hold of him and try to book him on false charges.

false reports

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The government based its decision on allegations that the newspaper published "false reports and false statements .
  • This, however, caused the waters to be muddied as many false reports and offers of information were made by people seeking a share of the reward.
  • A series of disputed discussions and decisions, followed by several confusing and false reports of air attacks, delayed the authorization of the sortie.

false cowries

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Primovula Primovula is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Ovulidae, the false cowries.
  • However, these shells are sometimes called "cowries" in the British Isles, but are more widely known as "false cowries".
  • Primovula roseomaculata Primovula roseomaculata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Ovulidae, the ovulids, cowry allies or false cowries.

proven false

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Yet those assumptions have since been proven false.
  • Channel 5 and other media houses had been fed the same story, proven false.
  • This was proven false.

false report

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On October 21, a false report of an unguarded Confederate camp at Ball's Bluff encouraged Brig.
  • In 1951, he managed to launch a false report in several newspapers, a so-called "canard" (germ.
  • He sends back the servant and instructs him to spread a false report that the young prince is dead.

false accusation

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • I am certain that the people are trying to stir up trouble by making such a false accusation."
  • In one case, a false accusation of Rommel's supposed mistreatment of Italians made by Goering was refuted by Mussolini himself.
  • During the Damascus affair of 1840 the false accusation of ritual murder was brought against members of the Jewish community of Damascus.
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