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[fawls-hoo d] /ˈfɔls hʊd/

a false statement; lie.
Synonyms: fabrication, prevarication, falsification, canard, invention, fiction, story.
something false; an untrue idea, belief, etc.:
The Nazis propagated the falsehood of racial superiority.
the act of lying or making false statements.
lack of conformity to truth or fact.
Synonyms: untruthfulness, inveracity, mendacity.
Obsolete. .
the quality of being untrue
an untrue statement; lie
the act of deceiving or lying

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


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