- 1 1.1 (untrue)(statement/rumor/accusation)he acquired the title under false pretenses
falsoobtuvo el título por medios fraudulentos or con engañosI'm here under or on false pretenses: I told them I was a club member to bear false witness against somebody [archaic]levantar falso testimonio contra alguien [archaic]1.2 (incorrect) to put a false interpretation on somethinghacer una interpretación errónea de algoto sing a false notedar una nota falsatrue or false?¿verdadero o falso?one false move and you're dead!
¿verdad o mentira?¡un movimiento en falso y te mato!a false stepun paso en falsoExample sentences1.3 (misplaced)
(modesty/pride)a false sense of security
- She lashed out at ‘certain media organisations [that] have distorted facts and spread false rumours’.
- This study points out that most of the published results of medical research are, in fact, false.
- We make no claim that something is incorrect, false, or erroneous.
falsouna falsa sensación de seguridadto put somebody in a false positionponer a alguien en una situación comprometidaExample sentences
- I forced a smile, a lying, deceitful, false smile, as if that was the most ridiculous thing I had ever heard.
- Faith said with false sympathy that sounded sincere.
- Another small gem goes like this: ‘Resist whispered speech and false pleasant smiles when in the boss's company.’
- 2 2.1 (not genuine)(eyelashes/fingernails/beard)
postizo(pearls/passport/name)false bottom false ceiling
falsocieloraso (masculine) suspendidoExample sentences2.2 (unnatural, forced)
- A generation ago, women were asking each other why they were wasting half the day fitting corsets and false eyelashes, and the other half trying to perfect an orange souffle.
- Cohen saw potential in a beauty parlour where women could get make-up done, have eyebrows plucked or false eyelash extensions applied.
- Traditional false eyelashes are uncomfortable and difficult to apply.