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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Falsity \Fal"si*ty\, n.;pl. Falsities. [L. falsitas: cf. F. fausset['e], OF. also, falsit['e]. See False, a.] 1. The quality of being false; coutrariety or want of conformity to truth. [1913 Webster] Probability does not make any alteration, either in the truth or falsity of things. --South. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is false; falsehood; a lie; a false assertion. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]




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