Falsehood

False"hood

(?), n. [False + -hood] 1. Want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity.
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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.
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2. A deliberate intentional assertion of what is known to be untrue; a departure from moral integrity; a lie.
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3. Treachery; deceit; perfidy; unfaithfulness.
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Betrayed by falsehood of his guard.
Shak.
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4. A counterfeit; a false appearance; an imposture.
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For his molten image is falsehood.
Jer. x. 14.
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No falsehood can endure
Touch of celestial temper.
Milton.

Syn. -- Falsity; lie; untruth; fiction; fabrication. See Falsity.
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