Synonyms for False:


all (adjective)
arty (adjective)
cowardly (adjective)
deceptive (adjective)
delusive, illusive.
dishonest (adjective)
roguish, deceptive, lying, untrue.
dishonest, hypocritical (adjective)
base, corrupt, crooked, deceptive, dishonorable, disloyal, faithless, malevolent, malicious, mean, perfidious, rascally, recreant, traitorous, treacherous, treasonable, two-faced, underhanded, unfaithful, unscrupulous, untrustworthy, venal, villainous, Canting, Deluding, Forsworn.
erroneous (adjective)
botched, defective, distorted, illogical, marred, Misconceived, Misconstrued, miscalculated, misestimated, misjudged, erroneous, fallacious, faulty, flawed, inaccurate, incorrect, mistaken.
fake, counterfeit (adjective)
adulterated, alloyed, artificial, assumed, bum, colored, contrived, copied, disguised, factitious, feigned, forged, hollow, imitation, made-up, manufactured, meretricious, mock, pretended, pseudo, simulated, so-called, synthetic, wrong.
false (adjective)
crooked, deceptive, dishonest, fictional, made-up, phony, unsound, Deluding, Truthless, bogus, counterfeit, deceitful, fraudulent.
fictitious (adjective)
fictional, trumped-up.
mendacious (adjective)
pretended (adjective)
assumed, feigned.
pretentious (adjective)
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.
unrecognizable (adjective)
untruthful (adjective)
wrong (adjective)
aberrant, bad, erroneous, fallacious, faulty, flawed, illegal, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, mistaken, untrue, wrong.
wrong, made up (adjective)
apocryphal, bogus, counterfactual, deceitful, delusive, dishonest, distorted, erroneous, ersatz, fake, fallacious, fanciful, faulty, fictitious, fishy, fraudulent, illusive, imaginary, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, invalid, lying, mendacious, misleading, mistaken, phony, sham, specious, spurious, unfounded, unreal, unsound, untrue, untruthful.


base, corrupt, disingenuous, disloyal, faithful, faithless, hypocritical, knavish, lying, malevolent, malicious, mean, perfidious, rascally, roguish, seditious, sugary, traitorous, treacherous, treasonable, true, two-faced, underhanded, unfaithful, unscrupulous, untrustworthy, untruthful, venal, villainous, Canting, Double dealing, Forsworn. accurate, alleged, allegedly, anecdotal, apocryphal, apparently, correct, doubtful, fanciful, fishy, illusive, imaginary, misleading, seemingly, speculative, spurious, supposed, unfounded, unsubstantiated. adulterated, alloyed, approximate, approximately, authentic, broadly, bum, colored, contrived, copied, disguised, factitious, feigned, genuine, gyp, imprecise, lifeless, made-up, manufactured, meretricious, pseudo, questionable, real, roughly, shoddy, so-called, make believe. counterfactual, hypothetical. unsound. sophistic. suppositious, supposititious. continue, recreant, trust, False-hearted. cheat (noun)
betray, deceive, trick.
false (noun)
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 (noun)


deceiving (verb)
pretended (verb)
make believe.

Other synonyms:

counterfactual, disingenuous, faithless, hypothetical, imaginary, sophistic, sugary, unfaithful, Canting, False-hearted. perfidious. colored, lying. counterfeit
spurious, suppositious.
feigned, simulated.
Other relevant words:
adulterated, alleged, allegedly, alloyed, anecdotal, apocryphal, apparently, approximate, approximately, assumed, authentic, base, betray, broadly, bum, colored, continue, contrived, copied, correct, corrupt, counterfactual, deceive, delusive, disguised, dishonorable, disingenuous, disloyal, doubtful, factitious, faithful, faithless, faithlessly, fanciful, faux, feigned, fictitious, fictive, fishy, genuine, gyp, hollow, hypocritical, hypothetical, illusive, imaginary, imitative, imprecise, inconstant, inharmonious, insincere, invalid, knavish, lifeless, lying, made-up, malevolent, malicious, manufactured, mean, mendacious, meretricious, misleading, off-key, perfidious, pretended, pseudo, questionable, rascally, real, recreant, roguish, roughly, seditious, seemingly, sham, shoddy, simulated, so-called, sophistic, sour, specious, speculative, spurious, sugary, supposed, suppositious, supposititious, traitorous, traitorously, treacherous, treacherously, treasonable, treasonably, trick, true, trumped-up, trust, two-faced, underhanded, unfaithful, unfounded, unharmonious, unreal, unrealistic, unscrupulous, unsound, unsubstantiated, untrustworthy, untruthful, venal, villainous, Canting, Double dealing, False-hearted, Forsworn, put on.

Usage examples for false

  1. If the old man's memory ever played him false his imagination never failed him. – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  2. She was faithful when I was false was she not? – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  3. When Juan met the false friend again, the false friend asked him what gift he had this time. – Philippine Folk-Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict