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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Falsehood  \False"hood\,  n.  [False  +  -hood] 
  1.  Want  of  truth  or  accuracy;  an  untrue  assertion  or 
  representation;  error;  misrepresentation;  falsity. 
 
  Though  it  be  a  lie  in  the  clock,  it  is  but  a 
  falsehood  in  the  hand  of  the  dial  when  pointing  at  a 
  wrong  hour,  if  rightly  following  the  direction  of 
  the  wheel  which  moveth  it  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  A  deliberate  intentional  assertion  of  what  is  known  to  be 
  untrue;  a  departure  from  moral  integrity;  a  lie. 
 
  3.  Treachery;  deceit;  perfidy;  unfaithfulness. 
 
  Betrayed  by  falsehood  of  his  guard.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  counterfeit;  a  false  appearance;  an  imposture. 
 
  For  his  molten  image  is  falsehood.  --Jer.  x.  14. 
 
  No  falsehood  can  endure  Touch  of  celestial  temper. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Falsity;  lie;  untruth;  fiction;  fabrication.  See 
  {Falsity}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  falsehood 
  n  1:  a  false  statement  [syn:  {falsity},  {untruth},  {false 
  statement}]  [ant:  {truth}] 
  2:  a  willful  act  of  falsifying  [syn:  {falsification},  {misrepresentation}] 




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