And the day after that ... The TV show "The West Wing" gives a false impression of what government work is like.
The jury finds Hatch guilty of tax evasion and filing a false tax return; the jury deliberated for six hours.
Virtually every major assertion he made last night about his proposals was false.
late 12c., from Old French fals, faus (12c., Modern French faux) "false, fake, incorrect, mistaken, treacherous, deceitful," from Latin falsus "deceived, erroneous, mistaken," past participle of fallere "deceive, disappoint," of uncertain origin (see fail).
Adopted into other Germanic languages (cf. German falsch, Dutch valsch, Danish falsk), though English is the only one in which the active sense of "deceitful" (a secondary sense in Latin) has predominated. False alarm recorded from 1570s. Related: Falsely; falseness.