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English definition of “falsehood”

falsehood

noun uk   /ˈfɒls.hʊd/ us    /ˈfɑːls-/ formal
[U] lying: She doesn't seem to understand the difference between truth and falsehood.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people [C] a lie or a statement that is not correctLies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
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