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falsehood

noun
     
false‧hood formal
1 [countable] a statement that is untrue [= lie]:
Saunders is deliberately telling a falsehood.
2 [uncountable] the practice of telling lies [= lying]:
No one had accused me of falsehood before.
3 [uncountable] the state of not being true:
Most people believe in right and wrong, truth and falsehood.

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