false adj1: not genuine, authentic, or legitimate compare counterfeit2 a: not true or correct; esp: intentionally or knowingly untrue or incorrectinjured by false accusationsb: intended to mislead or deceive: deceptive misleading compare fraudulentfalse·ly advfalse·ness n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
apostatizing, corrupt, deceitful, disaffected, dishonest, dishonorable, double-dealing, double-tongued, faithless, false hearted, fickle, hypocritical, inconstant, insincere, knavish, perfidious, perfidus, recreant, roguish, tergiversating, traitorous, treacherous, treasonable, treasonous, trothless, two-faced, undependable, underhanded, unfaithful, unprincipled, unreliable, unscrupulous, unsteadfast, untrue, untrustworthy
abounding in error, concocted, contrary to fact, deceiving, deceptive, delusive, devoid of truth, distorted, erroneous, fallacious, faulty, fictitious, groundless, improper, in error, incorrect, invalid, mendacious, misleading, mistaken, truthless, unfounded, ungrounded, unreliable, unsound, untrue, unveracious, wrong
associated concepts: altered, false advertising, false and malicious, false and misleading, false arrest, false check, false entry, false imprisonment, false information, false instrument, false oath, false personation, false pretense, false reports, false representation, false statement, false swearing, false testimony, false writing, knowingly false, materially false
(not genuine) adjective
artificial, assumed, beguiling, bogus, copied, counterfeit, deceitful, deceptive, delusory, designed to deceive, factitious, fake, feigned, fictus, forged, fraudulent, given to deceit, imitation, intentionally untrue, make believe, misrepresentative, mock, pretend, pseudo, sham, simulated, spurious, subditus, substitute, synthetic, unreal
associated concepts: false checks, false claim, false pretenses, false representation, false statement, false swearing, false witness
artificial, assumed (feigned), baseless, bogus, colorable (specious), deceptive, delusive, dishonest, disingenuous, erroneous, faithless, fallacious, faulty, fictitious, fraudulent, ill-founded, illusory, imitation, immoral, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, insidious, lying, mendacious, meretricious, perfidious, recreant, sophistic, specious, spurious, tartuffish, unfounded, unreliable, unscrupulous, unsound (fallacious), unsustainable, untenable, untrue, untrustworthy
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.Untrue; incorrect; deceitful or treacherous.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.