A falsity is either a straight-up lie or the fact that something isn’t true. If you fake cry to try and get out of trouble, the falsity of your emotions will get you busted.

Falsity is a word for statements that are false in the sense of being incorrect, untrue, or even dishonest. If you tell a lie, you've told a falsity, which can also be called an untruth or falsehood. Also, falsity can mean the general state of falseness. Con men and other liars often operate in falsity. A spy must use falsity to fool people. The opposite of falsity — or falseness — is truth.

Definitions of falsity

n the state of being false or untrue

“argument could not determine its truth or falsity
the true, trueness, truth, verity
conformity to reality or actuality
state of lacking genuineness
Type of:
irreality, unreality
the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact

n a false statement

falsehood, untruth
true statement, truth
a true statement
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dodge, dodging, scheme
a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
lie, prevarication
a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
fable, fabrication, fiction
a deliberately false or improbable account
deceit, deception, misrepresentation
a misleading falsehood
contradiction, contradiction in terms
(logic) a statement that is necessarily false
bill of goods
communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable
humbug, snake oil
communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
a contradiction between two statements that seem equally reasonable
(logic) a statement that contradicts itself
fib, story, tale, taradiddle, tarradiddle
a trivial lie
(law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)
walloper, whopper
a gross untruth; a blatant lie
white lie
an unimportant lie (especially one told to be tactful or polite)
a deliberately misleading fabrication
a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead
facade, window dressing
a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
exaggeration, magnification, overstatement
making to seem more important than it really is
snow job
a long and elaborate misrepresentation
dissembling, feigning, pretence, pretense
pretending with intention to deceive
blind, subterfuge
something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
hanky panky, hocus-pocus, jiggery-pokery, skulduggery, skullduggery, slickness, trickery
verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
duplicity, fraudulence
a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
equivocation, evasion
a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
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a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

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