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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated False as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

20 May 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 48 answers for the crossword clue 'False', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given False a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen False as an answer itself some 177 times.

False is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Tuesday, 25 May 2021 with the answer being UNTRUE, we also found UNTRUE to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"
  • In a disloyal and faithless manner; "he behaved treacherously"; "his wife played him false"
  • Adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
  • Designed to deceive; "a suitcase with a false bottom"
  • Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"
  • Deliberately deceptive; "false pretenses"
  • Not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"
  • Erroneous and usually accidental; "a false start"; "a false alarm"
  • (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful; "a false friend"; "when lovers prove untrue"
  • Arising from error; "a false assumption"; "a mistaken view of the situation"
  • Inappropriate to reality or facts; "delusive faith in a wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

SPE

4 Letters

FAKE
(football) a deceptive move made by a football player

FAUX
Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"

IDOL
An ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept

SHAM
Something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

SOUR
The taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth

WAND
A thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir

5 Letters

ALARM
A device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event

BOGUS
Fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

NOTSO

PUTON
Increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"

SPOOF Mike Smallman
A composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

START
A sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"

WRONG
Any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right

6 Letters

OFFKEY

PSEUDO
A person who makes deceitful pretenses

UNTRUE
Not according with the facts; "unfortunately the statement was simply untrue"

7 Letters

ASSUMED
Adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"

FICTIVE
Capable of imaginative creation; "fictive talent"

UNLOYAL

8 Letters

DELUSIVE
Inappropriate to reality or facts; "delusive faith in a wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes"

DISLOYAL
Deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle; "disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers"

ILLUSORY
Based on or having the nature of an illusion; "illusive hopes of finding a better job"; "Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy"

MISTAKEN
Arising from error; "a false assumption"; "a mistaken view of the situation"

SPECIOUS
Plausible but false; "a specious claim"; "spurious inferences"

SPURIOUS
Plausible but false; "a specious claim"; "spurious inferences"

9 Letters

DECEITFUL
Intended to deceive; "deceitful advertising"; "fallacious testimony"; "smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge; "a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes"

ERRONEOUS
Containing or characterized by error; "erroneous conclusions"

IMITATION
Something copied or derived from an original

INCORRECT
Characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules; "he submitted a faulty report"; "an incorrect transcription"; the wrong side of the road"

INSINCERE
Lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"

PRETENDED
Adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"

PRETENSES

SIMULATED
Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"

THATSALIE

10 Letters

APOCRYPHAL
Being of questionable authenticity

ARTIFICIAL
Contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"

FICTITIOUS
Adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"

INACCURATE Howard
Not exact; "an inaccurate translation"; "the thermometer is inaccurate"

MISLEADING
Designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently; "the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm"; "deliberately deceptive packaging"; "a misleading similarity"; "statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading"; "shoddy business practices"

UNFAITHFUL
Not trustworthy; "an unfaithful reproduction"

UNTRUTHFUL
Not expressing or given to expressing the truth; "the statement given under oath was untruthful"; "an untruthful person"

11 Letters

FAITHLESSLY
In a disloyal and faithless manner; "he behaved treacherously"; "his wife played him false"

TREACHEROUS
Tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans; "Punic faith"; "the perfidious Judas"; "the fiercest and most treacherous of foes"; "treacherous intrigues"

TREASONABLY
In a disloyal and faithless manner; "he behaved treacherously"; "his wife played him false"

12 Letters

THATSNOTTRUE

TRAITOROUSLY
In a disloyal and faithless manner; "he behaved treacherously"; "his wife played him false"

13 Letters

TREACHEROUSLY
In a disloyal and faithless manner; "he behaved treacherously"; "his wife played him false"

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