Fal·si·ty n.;pl. Falsities
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.
Usage: -- 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.
n 1: the state of being false or untrue; "argument could not
determine its truth or falsity" [syn: falseness] [ant:
2: a false statement [syn: falsehood, untruth, false
statement] [ant: truth]