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falsely

adverb uk   /ˈfɒls.li/ us    /ˈfɑːls-/

falsely adverb (NOT TRUE)

in a way that is not true: He claimed, falsely, that he was married.

falsely adverb (NOT CORRECTLY)

wrongly: She was falsely accused of shoplifting.

falsely adverb (NOT SINCERELY)

disapproving in a way that is not sincere: She tends to adopt a falsely cheerful tone when she's upset about something.
Translations of “falsely”
in Korean 거짓으로…
in Arabic زورا…
in Portuguese falsamente…
in Catalan falsament…
in Japanese 間違って…
in Italian falsamente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不真實地, 虛假地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不真实地, 虚假地…
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