false false adj. ›› NOT TRUE 不真实 1. wrong; not correct or true • 错误的;不正确的;不真实的:
»A whale is a fish. True or false?
»Predictions of an early improvement in the housing market proved false.
»She gave false information to the insurance company.
»He used a false name to get the job.
›› NOT NATURAL 非天生 2. not natural • 非天生的;人造的;假的 【SYN】 artificial :
»false teeth / eyelashes
»a false beard
--› note at artificial ›› NOT GENUINE 伪造 3. not genuine, but made to look real to cheat people • 假的;伪造的:
»a false passport
›› NOT SINCERE 不真诚 4. (of peopleˈs behaviour 人的行为) not real or sincere • 表里不一的;不真诚的:
»false modesty
»She flashed him a false smile of congratulation.
›› WRONG / MISTAKEN 错误 5. [usually before noun] wrong or mistaken, because it is based on sth that is not true or correct • 错误的:
»a false argument / assumption / belief
»to give a false impression of wealth
»to lull sb into a false sense of security (= make sb feel safe when they are really in danger)
»They didnˈt want to raise any false hopes, but they believed her husband had escaped capture.
»Buying a cheap computer is a false economy (= will not actually save you money).
›› NOT FAITHFUL 不忠实 6. (literary) (of people 人) not faithful • 不忠实的;不忠诚的:
»a false lover
false∙ly adv.:
»to be falsely accused of sth
»She smiled falsely at his joke.
【IDIOMS】 by / under / on false preˈtences • by pretending to be sth that you are not, in order to gain some advantage for yourself • 靠欺诈手段;以虚假的藉口:
»She was accused of obtaining money under false pretences.
--› more at ring ² v.
* * *
adj. 錯誤的, 虛偽的, 假的, 無信義的, 偽造的, 人工的, 不老實的
adv. 欺詐地

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