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 Dictionary entry overview: What does falsity mean? 

FALSITY (noun)
  The noun FALSITY has 2 senses:

1. the state of being false or untrue
2. a false statement

  Familiarity information: FALSITY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FALSITY (noun)

Sense 1falsity [BACK TO TOP]


The state of being false or untrue

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


falseness; falsity

Context example:

argument could not determine its truth or falsity

Hypernyms ("falsity" is a kind of...):

irreality; unreality (the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "falsity"):

spuriousness (state of lacking genuineness)


truth (conformity to reality or actuality)

Sense 2falsity [BACK TO TOP]


A false statement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


falsehood; untruth; falsity

Hypernyms ("falsity" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "falsity"):

dodge; dodging; scheme (a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery)

lie; prevarication (a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth)

fable; fabrication; fiction (a deliberately false or improbable account)

deceit; deception; misrepresentation (a misleading falsehood)

contradiction; contradiction in terms ((logic) a statement that is necessarily false)

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