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bark, flare, flash, growl, grumble, grunt, lash out, retort, snarl, snort.
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Correct spelling:
false
Definition:
To mislead by want of truth; to deceive.

Synonyms:

adjective
all
false, mistaken.
apocryphal
unauthenticated, ungenuine.
arty
imitative, Flaunting, Popularized.
colored
warped, tampered with.
cowardly
recreant.
deceptive
evasive, illusory, insidious, seeming, delusive, delusory, illusive, Imposturous.
delusive
visionary.
dishonest
roguish, deceptive, lying, untrue.
dishonest, hypocritical
apostate, base, corrupt, crooked, deceptive, devious, dishonorable, disloyal, duplicitous, faithless, foul, malevolent, malicious, mean, perfidious, rascally, recreant, renegade, scoundrelly, traitorous, treacherous, treasonable, two-faced, underhanded, unfaithful, unscrupulous, untrustworthy, venal, villainous, wicked, Canting, Deluding, Forsworn, Perjured, falsehearted, double-dealing, mythomaniac.
disingenuous
unfrank, Uncandid.
erroneous
botched, defective, distorted, illogical, inexact, marred, Misconceived, Misconstrued, miscalculated, misestimated, misjudged, erroneous, fallacious, faulty, flawed, inaccurate, incorrect, mistaken, all wet, all off, way off, wrong number.
evasive
casuistic, casuistical, sophistical, Elusory.
exaggerated
sensational, highly colored, hyperbolic, overkill, overestimated, out of proportion, over-wrought, caricatural, too-too.
fake, counterfeit
adulterated, alloyed, artificial, assumed, bent, brummagem, bum, colored, contrived, copied, crock, disguised, fabricated, factitious, feigned, forged, framed, hollow, imitation, made-up, manufactured, meretricious, mock, ostensible, pretended, pseudo, seeming, shady, simulated, snide, so-called, substitute, synthetic, wrong, make-believe.
false
crooked, deceptive, dishonest, fictional, made-up, phony, unsound, Deluding, Truthless, bogus, counterfeit, deceitful, fraudulent.
fictitious
fictional, invented, trumped-up, cooked-up, figmental.
groundless
unsupported, unwarranted, uncalled for, causeless, unprovoked, Foundationless.
illusive
unread.
improper
ill-timed, illtimed, out-of-season, at odds, inapposite, off-base, unbefitting, unfitting, Unapt, ill timed, out-of-place.
insidious
like a snake in the grass.
insubstantial
in firm, too little too late.
libelous
libelous, calumniatory, Aspersive, Detractory.
lying under oath
Perjurious.
made-up
made up.
make-believe
mythical.
mendacious
mendacious, Perjured.
mythologic
mythologic.
pharisaic
pharisaic.
pretended
assumed, feigned.
pretentious
affected, artificial, bogus, counterfeit, deceitful, ersatz, facade, fake, forced, forged, fraudulent, histrionic, imitation, imposture, la-di-da, mannered, mock, ostentatious, overdone, posing, pretentious, showy, stagy, stiff, stilted, studied, synthetic, theatrical, unnatural, Impersonating, Masquerading.
recreant
meanspirited, pigeonhearted.
self-righteous
sanctimonious.
spurious
unauthentic.
strained
taut, unrelaxed, hard put, wrecker, unglued, in a state, at end of rope, nervous wreck, strung out.
substitute
replacement, substitute, vicarial, Substitutive, proxier.
truthful
honest.
unfounded
unproven.
unreal
notional, Storybook, reachy.
unrecognizable
disguised.
untruthful
untruthful.
wrong
aberrant, bad, erroneous, fallacious, faulty, flawed, illegal, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, mistaken, untrue, wrong, not right, misfigured, fluffed, not precise, off-target, on the wrong track.
wrong, made up
apocryphal, beguiling, bogus, casuistic, contrary to fact, counterfactual, deceitful, delusive, dishonest, distorted, erroneous, ersatz, fake, fallacious, fanciful, faulty, fictitious, fishy, fraudulent, illusive, imaginary, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, invalid, lying, mendacious, misleading, mistaken, phony, sham, sophistical, specious, spurious, unfounded, unreal, unsound, untrue, untruthful, Deceiving, Misrepresentative, Concocted, cooked-up, off the mark, trumped up.
noun
cheat
betray, deceive, trick.
false
artificial, assumed, counterfeit, delusive, dishonest, dishonorable, faithlessly, fake, faux, fictitious, fictive, hollow, imitation, imitative, inconstant, incorrect, inharmonious, insincere, invalid, mendacious, mistaken, off-key, pretended, sham, simulated, sour, specious, traitorously, treacherously, treasonably, trumped-up, unharmonious, unreal, unrealistic, untrue, wrong, put on.
imitation
pinchbeck, pseudo.
verb
deceiving
hypocritical.
pretended
make believe.
Examples of usage:
  1. Did he make up, the false creature, to you? – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  2. But she had never been false. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  3. To all such it is a false friend. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  4. He happens to be in a false position, that's all. – Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis
  5. Why has the captain been false to his promise? – The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster

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