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falseness

Noun

1 the state of being false or untrue; "argument could not determine its truth or falsity" [syn: falsity] [ant: truth]
2 unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous [syn: faithlessness, fickleness, inconstancy]
3 the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical [syn: insincerity] [ant: sincerity]

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English

Noun

  1. The characteristic of being false.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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