false (adj.)
defective, weak, inadequate
H5 V.ii.218[King Henry to Katherine] Now fie upon my false French!
Oth II.iii.261[Iago to Cassio] Reputation is an idle and most false imposition [or: sense 3]
R3 II.ii.53[Duchess of York to all, of York] I for comfort have but one false glass / That grieves me when I see my shame in him [or: sense 1]
Sonn.130.14[] I think my love as rare / As any she belied with false compare
TG I.ii.78[Lucetta to Julia, of a paper] it will not lie where it concerns, / Unless it have a false interpreter [or: sense 4]
Tim IV.iii.155[Timon to Phrynia and Timandra] Crack the lawyer's voice, / That he may never more false title plead
WT IV.iii.105[Autolycus to Clown] I am no fighter. I am false of heart that way
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