American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Falsehood

FALSEHOOD, n. fols’hood. [false and hood.]

1. Contrariety or inconformity to fact or truth; as the falsehood of a report.

2. Want of truth or veracity; a lie; an untrue assertion.

3. Want of honesty; treachery; deceitfulness; perfidy.

But falsehood is properly applied to things only. [See falseness.]

4. Counterfeit; false appearance; imposture.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Falsehood," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed September 27, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9LN4FAUHEAMH6K.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Falsehood." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 27 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9LN4FAUHEAMH6K.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Falsehood' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 27 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9LN4FAUHEAMH6K.