Student Thesaurus

One entry found for false.
Entry Word: false
Function: adjective
Text: 1 not being in agreement with what is true <early reports about the explosion contained much false information>
Synonyms erroneous, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, invalid, off, unsound, untrue, untruthful, wrong
Related Words specious, spurious; deceptive, delusive, delusory, distorted, fallacious, misleading; amiss, askew, awry; deceitful, dishonest, fraudulent, lying, mendacious, untruthful; unconfirmed, unproven, untested; fabricated, invented, made-up, trumped-up
Near Antonyms confirmed, demonstrated, established, proven, tested
Antonyms accurate, correct, errorless, factual, right, sound, true, valid
2 being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials <George Washington's false teeth were not made of wood but of elephant ivory and cow's teeth> -- see IMITATION
3 being such in appearance only and made or manufactured with the intention of committing fraud <arrested for selling false ID cards to teenagers> -- see COUNTERFEIT
4 lacking in natural or spontaneous quality <so much of the sympathy that the widow received was false and hypocritical, since it came from people who never liked her husband in the first place> -- see ARTIFICIAL 1
5 marked by, based on, or done by the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value <false advertising that claimed that the vegetables were organically grown when they weren't> -- see FRAUDULENT 1
6 not true in one's allegiance to someone or something <false friends who deserted the prizefighter when all his money was gone> -- see FAITHLESS
7 tending or having power to deceive <it turned out that the con man had made false promises of marriage to a dozen women> -- see DECEPTIVE 1