A falsity is either a straight-up lie or the fact that something isn’t true. If you fake cry to try and get out of trouble, the falsity of your emotions will get you busted.

Falsity is a word for statements that are false in the sense of being incorrect, untrue, or even dishonest. If you tell a lie, you’ve told a falsity, which can also be called an untruth or falsehood. Also, falsity can mean the general state of falseness. Con men and other liars often operate in falsity. A spy must use falsity to fool people. The opposite of falsity — or falseness — is truth.

Definitions of falsity
  1. noun

    the state of being false or untrue

    “argument could not determine its truth or
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    the true, trueness, truth, verity

    conformity to reality or actuality


    state of lacking genuineness
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    irreality, unreality

    the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact

  2. noun

    a false statement

    falsehood, untruth
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    true statement, truth

    a true statement

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    dodge, dodging, scheme

    a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
    lie, prevarication

    a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
    fable, fabrication, fiction

    a deliberately false or improbable account
    deceit, deception, misrepresentation

    a misleading falsehood
    contradiction, contradiction in terms

    (logic) a statement that is necessarily false
    bill of goods

    communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable
    humbug, snake oil

    communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive

    a contradiction between two statements that seem equally reasonable

    (logic) a statement that contradicts itself
    fib, story, tale, taradiddle, tarradiddle

    a trivial lie

    (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)
    walloper, whopper

    a gross untruth; a blatant lie
    white lie

    an unimportant lie (especially one told to be tactful or polite)

    a deliberately misleading fabrication

    a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead
    facade, window dressing

    a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
    exaggeration, magnification, overstatement

    making to seem more important than it really is
    snow job

    a long and elaborate misrepresentation
    dissembling, feigning, pretence, pretense

    pretending with intention to deceive
    blind, subterfuge

    something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
    hanky panky, hocus-pocus, jiggery-pokery, skulduggery, skullduggery, slickness, trickery

    verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    duplicity, fraudulence

    a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
    equivocation, evasion

    a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
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    a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

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