what is difference between false and pretended
From Middle English false, fals, from Old English fals (“false; counterfeit; fraudulent; wrong; mistaken”), from Latin falsus (“counterfeit, false; falsehood”), perfect passive participle of fallō (“deceive”). Reinforced in Middle English by Anglo-Norman and Old French fals, faus. Compare Scots fals, false, Saterland Frisian falsk, German falsch, Dutch vals, Swedish and Danish falsk; all from Latin falsus. Displaced native Middle English les, lese, from Old English lēas (“false”); See lease, leasing. Doublet of faux.
- (UK, General New Zealand, General Australian) IPA(key): /fɔːls/, /fɒls/
- (General American) IPA(key): /fɔls/, /fɑls/
false (comparative falser, superlative falsest)
- Untrue, not factual, factually incorrect.
- Based on factually incorrect premises.
- Spurious, artificial.
- (logic) Of a state in Boolean logic that indicates a negative result.
- Uttering falsehood; dishonest or deceitful.
- Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous.
- Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous.
- Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental.
- Used in the vernacular name of a species (or group of species) together with the name of another species to which it is similar in appearance.
- (music) Out of tune.
- See also Thesaurus:false
- (untrue): real, true
false (third-person singular simple present falses, present participle falsing, simple past and past participle falsed)
- (electronics, telecommunications, of a decoder) To incorrectly decode noise as if it were a valid signal.
false (comparative more false, superlative most false)
- In a dishonest and disloyal way; falsely.
false (plural falses)
- One of two options on a true-or-false test.
- A.S.L.E.F., Leafs, alefs, fasel, feals, fleas, leafs, lefsa
false f pl
- feminine plural of falso
- vocative singular of falsus
- false in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- false in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
- false in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of falsar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of falsar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of falsar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of falsar.
- IPA(key): /pɹɪˈtɛndɪd/
- Rhymes: -ɛndɪd
- Hyphenation: pre‧tend‧ed
- simple past tense and past participle of pretend
pretended (not comparable)
- feigned; counterfeit
- (Spain) Informal second-person plural (vosotros or vosotras) affirmative imperative form of pretender.