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Meaning of false

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: in a disloyal and faithless manner; "he behaved
             treacherously"; "his wife played him false" [syn:
             {faithlessly}, {traitorously}, {treacherously},
             {treasonably}, {false}]
      adj 1: not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality;
             "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of
             bravery" [ant: {true}]
      2: arising from error; "a false assumption"; "a mistaken view of
         the situation" [syn: {false}, {mistaken}]
      3: erroneous and usually accidental; "a false start"; "a false
      4: deliberately deceptive; "false pretenses"
      5: inappropriate to reality or facts; "delusive faith in a
         wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes" [syn:
         {delusive}, {false}]
      6: not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine
         article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur";
         "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm
         leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide" [syn: {fake},
         {false}, {faux}, {imitation}, {simulated}]
      7: designed to deceive; "a suitcase with a false bottom"
      8: inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing
         was off key" [syn: {false}, {off-key}, {sour}]
      9: adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed
         cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a
         pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham
         modesty" [syn: {assumed}, {false}, {fictitious}, {fictive},
         {pretended}, {put on}, {sham}]
      10: (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or
          affection; unfaithful; "a false friend"; "when lovers prove
          untrue" [syn: {false}, {untrue}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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