Definition of Falsity

1. Noun. The state of being false or untrue. "Argument could not determine its truth or falsity"

Exact synonyms: Falseness
Generic synonyms: Irreality, Unreality
Specialized synonyms: Spuriousness
Derivative terms: False, False, False, False, False, False, Falsify, Falsify, Falsify, Falsify
Antonyms: Truth



2. Noun. A false statement.

Definition of Falsity

1. n. The quality of being false; coutrariety or want of conformity to truth.

Definition of Falsity

1. Noun. Something that is false; an untrue assertion. ¹

2. Noun. The characteristic of being untrue. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Falsity

1. something false [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Falsity

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falsity (current term)
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Literary usage of Falsity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1824)
"falsity. It is said that there were a hundred thousand men destroyed by the great earthquake at Lisbon; this is not a lie, jt is a falsity. ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"The evidence of the witness and the evidence of circumstances must both bear upon the falsity of the same statement of fact.00 But several assignments on ..."

3. A Treatise on the Criminal Law as Now Administered in the United States by Emlin McClain (1897)
"The averment as to falsity.— The indictment must expressly allege the falsity of the statement under oath relied on to constitute perjury, by negativing ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Fraud on Its Civil Side by Melville Madison Bigelow (1888)
"CHAPTER II. MISREPRESENTATION: KNOWLEDGE OF falsity. A FALSE representation made with knowledge of its falsity — made scienter, ..."

5. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1839)
"Erring and falsity how they differ. Error of the mind by itself without the use ... falsity of propositions detected by resolving the terms with definitions ..."

6. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1901)
"... if its truth or falsity is necessarily within the personal knowledge of the pleader.1 of (he moving party should generally be made in person, ..."

7. The Encyclopædia of Evidence by Edgar Whittlesey Camp, John Finley Crowe (1905)
"The burden was upon them to prove it so, and, if its truth or falsity ... 452- The falsity of a representation that a man owned considerable land and was a ..."

8. Ontology Or the Theory of Being: An Introduction to General Metaphysics by Peter Coffey (1914)
"And this is really so: ontologically falsity is nothingness. We have, therefore, to discover the real meaning of attributing falsity to things, ..."

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