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[fawl-si-tee] /ˈfɔl sɪ ti/
noun, plural falsities.
the quality or condition of being false; incorrectness; untruthfulness; treachery.
something false; falsehood.
Origin of falsity
1225-75; Middle English falsete < Anglo-French < Late Latin falsitās. See false, -ity Unabridged
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  • It is not trying to comment on the truth of falsity of the positions that people try to support by means of the fallacy.
  • It happens to be false, and its falsity is pretty much manifest as soon as it is stated plainly.
  • The idea that online course delivery has low overhead is a falsity on many levels.
  • The falsity of intelligent design is established by the existence of those who can believe in it.
  • Discusses the falsity of the notion that the novel is being starved by artists going into other arts, such as filmmaking.
  • Thus they know not whether there be truth or falsity in the matter, nor whether there be strength or weakness in the proofs.
  • It lives and dies on its ability to combine sincerity and falsity in approximately appropriate ratios.
  • They see things continually taken out of context or spun to the point of falsity.
  • Acts in deliberate ignorance of the truth or falsity of the information.
British Dictionary definitions for falsity


noun (pl) -ties
the state of being false or untrue
something false; a lie or deception
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Word Origin and History for falsity

1550s, from Old French fauseté (12c., Modern French fausseté), from Late Latin falsitatem (nominative falsitas), from Latin falsus (see false).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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