False·ly adv. In a false manner; erroneously; not truly; perfidiously or treacherously. “O falsely, falsely murdered.”
Oppositions of science, falsely so called. --1 Tim. vi. 20.
Will ye steal, murder . . . and swear falsely ? --Jer. vii. 9.
adv 1: in an insincerely false manner; "a seduction on my part
would land us with the necessity to rise, bathe and
dress, chat falsely about this and that, and emerge
into the rest of the evening as though nothing had
2: in an incorrect manner; "to credit Lister with the first
formulation of the basic principle of stratigraphy would
be to bestow credit falsely" [syn: incorrectly]