Significado de “false” - en el Diccionario Inglés

false en inglés británico

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falseadjective

uk /fɒls/ us /fɑːls/

false adjective (NOT REAL)

B2 not real, but made to look or seem real:

UK Modern office buildings have false floors, under which computer and phone wires can be laid.

Más ejemplos

  • He disguised himself by shaving his head and wearing a false beard.
  • false limbs

false adjective (NOT TRUE)

B1 disapproving not true, but made to seem true in order to deceive people:

She was charged with giving false evidence in court.
When she was stopped by the police for speeding, she gave them a false name and address.
He assumed a false identity (= pretended he was someone else) in order to escape from the police.
under false pretences disapproving

If you do something under false pretences, you lie about who you are, what you are doing, or what you intend to do, in order to get something:

He was deported for entering the country under false pretences.
If you're not going to offer me a job, then you've brought me here under false pretences (= you have deceived me in order to make me come here).

Más ejemplos

  • The politician was awarded £50 000 damages over false allegations made by the newspaper.
  • The two men allege that the police forced them to make false confessions.
  • His accusations were false, but they served to besmirch her reputation.
  • Their promises lulled us into a false sense of security.
  • The government's claim that it would reduce taxes proved false.

false adjective (NOT CORRECT)

B1 not correct:

"Three plus three is seven. True or false?" "False."
The news report about the explosion turned out to be false.
You'll get a false impression/idea of the town if you only visit the university.

Más ejemplos

  • It is an illogical statement, because if one part is true, then the other must be false.
  • Your actions are based on some false presuppositions.
  • That theory was proved false.
  • My fears about the job turned out to be false.
  • Teams will lose two points for any false answers.

(Definición de false del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

false en inglés americano

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falseadjective [ not gradable ]

us /fɔls/

false adjective [ not gradable ] (NOT REAL)

(of things) not real, but made to look real, or (of information) not true but made to seem true in order to deceive:

Haban used false identification to enter France.

false adjective [ not gradable ] (NOT CORRECT)

not correct or true:

"Three plus three is seven. True or false?" "False."
Note: said about information or an idea

false adjective [ not gradable ] (NOT SINCERE)

(of people or their manner) dishonest or not sincere:

“I think of myself as great,” said Tyler, abandoning false modesty.
falsely
adverb [ not gradable ] us /ˈfɔls·li/

She was falsely accused of shoplifting.
falsify
verb [ T ] us /ˈfɔl·səˌfɑɪ/

She falsified the accounting records.
falsity
noun [ U ] us /ˈfɔl·sɪ·t̬i/ also falseness, /ˈfɔl·snəs/

fml

We’re trying to determine the truth or falsity of your previous statement.

(Definición de false del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

false en inglés de negocios

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falseadjective

uk /fɔːls/ us

not true or correct:

It is an offense to give false information on your application form.

made to look real, especially in order to deceive people:

The wanted man is known to be travelling under an assumed name and with a false passport.

based on wrong information or a wrong idea about someone or something:

Many immigrant workers arrive with a false impression of western countries.
by or under false pretences

if you do or get something by or under false pretences, you do or get it dishonestly by telling lies:

The official was convicted of obtaining property by false pretences.
Two executives had gained access to their rival's business plan under false pretences.

(Definición de false del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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