Synonyms for False:


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


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


deceiving (verb)
pretended (verb)
make believe.

Other synonyms:

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

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