Definition of falsely adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfɔːlsli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːlsli//
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  1. 1wrongly; in a way that is based on something that is not true or not correct to be falsely accused of something Patients may falsely believe that screening prevents cancer. She falsely claimed to be a fraud victim. He was assaulted and falsely imprisoned.
  2. 2in a way that is not real or sincere She smiled falsely at his joke.

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