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(False), adv. Not truly; not honestly; falsely. "You play me false." Shak.
(False), v. t. [L. falsare to falsify, fr. falsus: cf. F. fausser. See False, a.]
1. To report falsely; to falsify. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. To betray; to falsify. [Obs.]
[He] hath his truthe falsed in this wise.Chaucer.
3. To mislead by want of truth; to deceive. [Obs.]
In his falsed fancy.Spenser.
4. To feign; to pretend to make. [Obs.] "And falsed oft his blows." Spenser.
(False"-faced`) a. Hypocritical. Shak.
(False"-heart`) a. False- hearted. Shak.
(False"-heart`ed), a. Hollow or unsound at the core; treacherous; deceitful; perfidious. Bacon.
False"-heart`ed*ness, n. Bp. Stillingfleet.
(False"hood) n. [False + - hood]
1. Want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity.
Though it be a lie in the clock, it is but a falsehood in the hand of the dial when pointing at a wrong
hour, if rightly following the direction of the wheel which moveth it.Fuller.
2. A deliberate intentional assertion of what is known to be untrue; a departure from moral integrity; a lie.
3. Treachery; deceit; perfidy; unfaithfulness.
Betrayed by falsehood of his guard.Shak.
4. A counterfeit; a false appearance; an imposture.
For his molten image is falsehood.Jer. x. 14.
No falsehood can endureMilton.
Touch of celestial temper.
Syn. Falsity; lie; untruth; fiction; fabrication. See Falsity.
(False"ly) adv. In a false manner; erroneously; not truly; perfidiously or treacherously. "O falsely,
falsely murdered." Shak.
Oppositions of science, falsely so called.1 Tim. vi. 20.
Will ye steal, murder . . . and swear falsely ?Jer. vii. 9.
(False"ness), n. The state of being false; contrariety to the fact; inaccuracy; want of integrity or
uprightness; double dealing; unfaithfulness; treachery; perfidy; as, the falseness of a report, a drawing, or a
singer's notes; the falseness of a man, or of his word.