Falsehood



[fawls-hoo d] /ˈfɔls hʊd/

noun
1.
a false statement; lie.
Synonyms: fabrication, prevarication, falsification, canard, invention, fiction, story.
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.
Synonyms: untruthfulness, inveracity, mendacity.
5.
Obsolete. .
/ˈfɔːlsˌhʊd/
noun
1.
the quality of being untrue
2.
an untrue statement; lie
3.
the act of deceiving or lying
n.

late 13c., falshede, “deceitfulness,” also “a lie,” from false + -hood.

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