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[mass noun] The fact of being untrue, incorrect, or insincere:‘he exposed the falsity of the claim’
untruthfulness, untruth, fallaciousness, falseness, falsehood, fictitiousness, fiction, inaccuracy, inexactness, hollownessmendacity, fabrication, dishonesty, deceitfulness, deceit, hypocrisyunveracityView synonyms
- ‘Despite the falsity of that claim being widely known, the ‘study’ was published in a serious scientific journal.’
- ‘Scorpio is the worst rising sign as it impedes and diminishes the relationship as well as being an indicator that there is falsity and deception involved.’
- ‘Complainants would bear the burden of proving falsity or unfairness.’
- ‘Our culture is filled with liars and cheats, those great purveyors of falsity in the government, the media, the shops, and our homes.’
- ‘I can't deal with every falsity in just one column, so I'll deal with the different parts of his speech over the course of several weeks.’
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