Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Falsity (Page: 540)

Fal"si*ty (?), n.;pl. Falsities (#). [L. falsitas: cf. F. fausseté, OF. also, falsité. See False, a.]

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

Probability does not make any alteration, either in the truth or falsity of things. South.

2. That which is false; falsehood; a lie; a false assertion.

Men often swallow falsities for truths. Sir T. Brown.
Syn. -- Falsehood; lie; deceit. -- Falsity, Falsehood, Lie. Falsity denotes the state or quality of being false. A falsehood is a false declaration designedly made. A lie is a gross, unblushing falsehood. The falsity of a person's assertion may be proved by the evidence of others and thus the charge of falsehood be fastened upon him.