Synonyms of 'false'
not in accordance with the truth or factsThis resulted in false information being entered.
He denied that his evidence was incorrect.
That was the wrong answer – try again.
She obviously had a mistaken view.
The article contains several misleading statements.
Their interpretation was faulty.
The reports were based on inaccurate information.
Those arguments are rendered invalid by the hard facts.
The improper use of medicine can lead to severe adverse reactions.
The allegations were totally unfounded.
The conclusions they have come to are completely erroneous.
Forecasting was an inexact science.
misleading or deceptiveYou do not know whether what you are told is true or false.
The allegations were completely untrue.
fraudulent, , ,
fraudulent claims about being a nurse
a source of fictitious rumours
He was put on trial facing trumped up spy charges.
Their argument is fallacious.
Some people may be tempted to give untruthful answers.
not real or genuine but intended to seem soHe paid for a false passport.
The sauce was glutinous and tasted artificial.
She was carrying a forged American passport.
The bank manager is said to have issued fake certificates.
`It's tragic,' he swooned in mock horror.
a set of novels bound in imitation leather
bogus insurance claims
a necklace of simulated pearls
The election has been denounced as a sham by world leaders.
He admitted possessing and delivering counterfeit currency.
He answered me with feigned indifference.
a spurious framework for analysis
an electric fire with ersatz logs
Todd shrugged with pretended indifference.
She was a false friend, envious of her lifestyle and her life with her husband.
The President spoke of the treacherous intentions of the enemy.
that lying hound
The figures were unreliable because the sample sizes were too small.
He had become rich by dishonest means.
Her worst fault is a strongly deceptive streak.
It seems hypocritical to pay someone to do the dirty work for me.
They denounced him as unfaithful to the traditions of the Society.
He had been devious and two-faced.
He proved to be an untrustworthy and disloyal ally.
The thinking is muddled and fundamentally unsound.
The ambassador called the report deceitful and misleading.
She decided to divorce her increasingly faithless and unreliable husband.
His opponents still say he's a fundamentally untrustworthy figure.
He found himself surrounded by insincere flattery.
double-dealing, , ,
Slimy, double-dealing politicians have betrayed us all.
politicians issuing mendacious claims and counter-claims
She says that politicians are a perfidious breed.
They were brought to trial for treasonable conspiracy.
traitorous, , ,
the betrayal of men by their most traitorous companions
See play someone false
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in the sense of bogus
not genuinebogus insurance claims
in the sense of counterfeit
pretendedHe admitted possessing and delivering counterfeit currency.
in the sense of deceitful
full of deceitThe ambassador called the report deceitful and misleading.
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