canard, commentum, deception, dissimulation, distortion, distortion of truth, equivocation, evasion, fabrication, false assertion, false statement, falsification, falsity, falsum, fiction, flam, fraud, fraudulence, inaccuracy, intentional misstatement, invention, inveracity, lie, mendacium, misrepresentation, misstatement, nonconformity to fact, perversion of truth, pretense, pretext, prevarication, story, tale, untrue declaration, untruth
- Lex punit mendacium. — The law punishes mendacityII index canard, counterfeit, deceit, deception, dishonesty, fake, false pretense, fiction, figment, improbity, indirection (deceitfuiness), libel, lie, misrepresentation, misstatement, myth, perjury, pretense (pretext), subreption, subterfuge
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.An untruth or lie.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
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falsehood — falsehood, falseness, falsity The three words, all to do with departure from the truth or what is true, have a considerable overlap in meaning and are sometimes interchangeable. Falsehood is the intentional telling of an untruth, and a falsehood… … Modern English usage
Falsehood — False hood, n. [False + hood] 1. Want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity. [1913 Webster] Though it be a lie in the clock, it is but a falsehood in the hand of the dial when pointing at a … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
falsehood — late 13c., falshede, deceitfulness, also a lie, from FALSE (Cf. false) + HOOD (Cf. hood) … Etymology dictionary
falsehood — untruth, *lie, fib, misrepresentation, story Antonyms: truth (in concrete sense) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
falsehood — [n] lie canard, cover up, deceit, deception, dishonesty, dissimulation, distortion, equivocation, erroneousness, error, fable, fabrication, fakery, fallaciousness, fallacy, falseness, falsity, feigning, fib, fibbery, fiction, figment, fraud, half … New thesaurus
falsehood — ► NOUN 1) the state of being untrue. 2) a lie … English terms dictionary
falsehood — [fôls′hood΄] n. [ME falshod: see FALSE & HOOD] 1. lack of accuracy or truth; falsity; deception 2. the telling of lies; lying 3. a false statement; lie 4. a false belief, theory, idea, etc … English World dictionary
falsehood — /fawls hood/, n. 1. a false statement; lie. 2. something false; an untrue idea, belief, etc.: The Nazis propagated the falsehood of racial superiority. 3. the act of lying or making false statements. 4. lack of conformity to truth or fact. 5. Obs … Universalium
Falsehood — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Falsehood >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 falsehood falsehood falseness Sgm: N 1 falsity falsity falsification Sgm: N 1 deception deception &c. 545 Sgm: N 1 untruth untruth &c. 546 Sgm … English dictionary for students
falsehood — The OT Decalogue does not contain any prohibition of lying but there are many terms in which the evils of falsehood are denounced. It is a power of sheol, the infernal world (Isa. 28:15) and it is especially represented by idolatry (Jer. 10:14)… … Dictionary of the Bible