False"hood (?), n. [False + -hood]
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.
A deliberate intentional assertion of what is known to be untrue; a departure from moral integrity; a lie.
Treachery; deceit; perfidy; unfaithfulness.
Betrayed by falsehood of his guard.
A counterfeit; a false appearance; an imposture.
For his molten image is falsehood.
Jer. x. 14.
No falsehood can endure
Touch of celestial temper.
Syn. -- Falsity; lie; untruth; fiction; fabrication. See Falsity.
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