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: \\ N \\ 1 \\ guile
guile
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ lying
lying
&c. 454
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ untruth
untruth
&c. 546
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ guile
guile
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ lying
lying
&c.->V.
misrepresentation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ mendacity
mendacity
perjury
false swearing
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ forgery
forgery
invention
fabrication
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ subreption
subreption
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ covin
covin
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ perversion of truth
perversion of truth
suppression of truth
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ suppressio veri
suppressio veri
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ perversion
perversion
distortion
false coloring
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ exaggeration
exaggeration
&c. 549
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ prevarication
prevarication
equivocation
shuffling
fencing
evasion
fraud
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ suggestio falsi
suggestio falsi
&c.(lie) 546
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ mystification
mystification
&c.(concealment) 528
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ simulation
simulation
&c.(imitation) 19
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ dissimulation
dissimulation
dissembling
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ decit
decit
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ blague
blague
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ sham
sham
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ pretense
pretense
pretending
malingering
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ lip homage
lip homage
lip service
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ mouth honor
mouth honor
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ hollowness
hollowness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ mere show
mere show
mere outside
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ duplicity
duplicity
double dealing
insincerity
hypocrisy
cant
humbug
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ jesuitism
jesuitism
jesuitry
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ pharisaism
pharisaism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ Machiavelism
Machiavelism
=>organized hypocrisy'
gammon
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ bun-kum
bun-kum
bumcombe
flam
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ bam
bam
???>*
flimflam
cajolery
flattery
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ Judas kiss
Judas kiss
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ perfidy
perfidy
&c.(bad faith) 940
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ il volto scioltlo i pensieri stretti
il volto scioltlo i pensieri stretti
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ unfairness
unfairness
&c.(dishonesty) 940
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ artfulness
artfulness
&c.(cunning) 702
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ misstatement
misstatement
&c.(error) 495
PARAG:Falsehood->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be false
be false
&c.->Adj.
be a liar
&c. 548
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ speak falsely
speak falsely
&c.->Adv.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ tell a lie
tell a lie
&c. 546
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ lie
lie
fib
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ lie like a trooper
lie like a trooper
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ swear false
swear false
forswear
perjure oneself
bear false witness
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ misstate
misstate
misquote
miscite
misreport
misrepresent
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ belie
belie
falsify
pervert
distort
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ put a false construction upon
put a false construction upon
&c.(misinterpret) prevaricate
equivocate
quibble
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ palter
palter
palter to the understanding
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ repondre en Normand
repondre en Normand
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ trim
trim
shuffle
fence
mince the truth
beat about the bush
blow hot and cold
play fast and loose
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ garble
garble
gloss over
disguise
give a color to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ give a gloss
give a gloss
put a gloss
put false coloring upon
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ color
color
varnish
cook
dress up
embroider
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ varnish right and puzzle wrong
varnish right and puzzle wrong
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ exaggerate
exaggerate
&c. 549
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ blague
blague
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ invent
invent
fabricate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ trump up
trump up
get up
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ force
force
fake
hatch
concoct
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ romance
romance
&c.(imagine) 515
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ cry
cry
=>wolf!' dissemble, dissimulate
play possum
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ play false
play false
play a double game
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ coquet
coquet
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ act a part
act a part
play a part
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ affect
affect
&c. 855
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ simulate
simulate
pass off for
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ counterfeit
counterfeit
sham
make a show of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ malinger
malinger
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ say the grapes are sour
say the grapes are sour
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ cant
cant
play the hypocrite
sham Abraham
faire pattes de velours
put on the mask
clean the outside of the platter
lie like a conjuror
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ hand out false colors
hand out false colors
hold out false colors
sail under false colors
=>commend the poisoned chalice to the lips
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ commend the poisoned chalice to the lips
commend the poisoned chalice to the lips
=>(Macbeth)
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ ambiguas in vulgum spargere voces
ambiguas in vulgum spargere voces
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ deceive
deceive
&c. 545
PARAG:Falsehood->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ false
false
deceitful
mendacious
unveracious
fraudulent
dishonest
faithless
truthless
trothless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unfair
unfair
uncandid
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ hollow-hearted
hollow-hearted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ evasive
evasive
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ uningenuous
uningenuous
disingenuous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ hollow
hollow
sincere
Parthis mendacior
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ forsworn
forsworn
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ canting
canting
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ hypocritical
hypocritical
jesuitical
pharisaical
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ tartuffish
tartuffish
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ Machiavelian
Machiavelian
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ double
double
double tongued
double faced
double handed
double minded
double hearted
double dealing
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ Janus faced
Janus faced
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ smooth-faced
smooth-faced
smooth spoken
smooth tongued
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ plausible
plausible
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ mealy-mouthed
mealy-mouthed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ affected
affected
&c. 855
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ collusive
collusive
collusory
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ artful
artful
&c.(cunning) 702
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ perfidious
perfidious
&c. 940
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ spurious
spurious
&c.(deceptive) 545
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ untrue
untrue
&c. 546
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ falsified
falsified
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ covinous
covinous
PARAG:Falsehood->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ falsely
falsely
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ a la Tartufe
a la Tartufe
with a double tongue
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ silly
silly
&c.(cunning) 702

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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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 — I noun canard, commentum, deception, dissimulation, distortion, distortion of truth, equivocation, evasion, fabrication, false assertion, false statement, falsification, falsity, falsum, fiction, flam, fraud, fraudulence, inaccuracy, intentional… …   Law dictionary

  • 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 — 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

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