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falsehood (n.)

c. 1300, falshede, "deceitfulness," also "a lie; that which is false," from false + -hood. Formed on the same pattern are Old Frisian falschede, Dutch valschheid, German Falschheit, Swedish falskhet. Former noun forms in English, now extinct, included falsage "wrongdoing" (late 15c.), falsdom "deceitfulness, treachery; a lie" (c. 1300), fals-lek "falsehood" (early 14c.), falsshipe "deceitfulness, dishonesty" (c. 1200).

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Definitions of falsehood from WordNet

falsehood (n.)
a false statement;
Synonyms: falsity / untruth
falsehood (n.)
the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting;
Synonyms: falsification
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