falsifier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n falsifier someone who falsifies
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Falsifier One who falsifies, or gives to a thing a deceptive appearance; a liar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n falsifier One who falsifies, counterfeits, or gives to a thing a deceptive appearance; specifically, one who makes false coin.
    • n falsifier One who invents falsehoods; a liar.
    • n falsifier One who proves a thing to be false.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Falsifier one who falsifies
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. falsificăre—L. falsus, false, facĕre, to make.

Usage

In literature:

We impose upon ourselves, and we also falsify the fact, if we take any other view of it than this.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
His knowledge of natural fact, instead of falsifying his vision, reinforces it.
"The Gate of Appreciation" by Carleton Noyes
God's judgment was perverted, falsified!
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
We are evasive, delusive, subdued, falsified.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 4, June 1906" by Various
Had he falsified the divine message to the people in his charge?
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
To have asked permission would have been to court refusal, and to falsify my position.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
The prognostications of our Cornish friends were pleasantly falsified.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
The goal is removed when the Word of God is falsified and creations of the human mind are preached under the name of God's Word.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Brady had stated to the Coroner pretty accurately what he knew, for there was nothing which it could have benefited him to falsify.
"The Macdermots of Ballycloran" by Anthony Trollope
So probably the motives that started the watchmaker on his career of sculpturing and falsifying were pious and reverential.
"Rosinante to the Road Again" by John Dos Passos
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In poetry:

They used man's wicked, cunning ways,
They gave him friend's salute;
They falsified to ambush him,
They took his life like brutes.
"Maceo—Cuba's Liberator" by Frank Barbour Coffin
I sit in the top of the wood, my eyes closed.
Inaction, no falsifying dream
Between my hooked head and hooked feet:
Or in sleep rehearse perfect kills and eat.
"Hawk Roosting" by Ted Hughes
"Courteous lady, leave this fancy;
Here comes all that breeds the strife.
I in England have already
A sweet woman to my wife:
I will not falsify my vow for gold nor gain,
Nor yet for all the fairest dames that live in Spain."
"The Spanish Lady's Love" by Henry Morley
"Each will think: 'This falsifier knows that I too am a liar.
Curse him for a son of Satan, all unholily compound!
Curse my leader for another! Curse that pelican, my mother!
Would to God that I when little in my victual had been drowned!'"
"At The Close Of The Canvass" by Ambrose Bierce
I ask no dispensation now,
To falsify a tear, or sigh, or vow ;
I do not sue from thee to draw A non obstante on nature's law ;
These are prerogatives, they inhere In thee and thine ; none should forswear
Except that he Love's minion were.
"Love's Exchange" by John Donne

In news:

Brendan Nyhan has a good post on Peggy Noonan, who is sort of an extreme caricature of the media's tendency to create non-falsifiable narratives to explain political events that can easily be explained by data.
Allegation of falsified reports not proven .
A Mississippi man pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges he instructed a crew he was supervising on a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico to falsify information regarding the testing of a blowout preventer .
Of course a number of political right-wing pundits are claiming that the numbers are being falsified so the president is re-elected.
The Utah Highway Patrol has been investigating Steed since last year after claims surfaced that she was falsifying DUI reports.
Brian Greene says string theory is still scientific even if it's not falsifiable.
Company falsified reports at Sunray refinery.
Langley mayor charged with falsifying document's date.
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was charged Thursday with assaulting inmates at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility and the Compton Courthouse lockup and falsifying police reports.
Langley mayor charged with falsifying document, may be forced to quit.
Contract electrician charged with falsifying nuclear safety records at Watts Bar.
(AP) — A former top official of the New Mexico Finance Authority has pleaded guilty to forgery and securities fraud charges for falsifying an agency financial audit that was distributed to bond investors earlier this year.
Lisa Steed was never disciplined over DUI cases in which a supervisor suggested she falsified reports.
The European Medicines Agency has responded positively to a new directive published in the Official Journal of the European Union addressing concerns over increases in falsified medicines in the supply chain.
Los Angeles sheriff's deputy Jermaine Jackson charged with assaulting inmates, falsifying reports.
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In science:

We focus upon axisymmetric distortions of black holes — even in axisymmetry, an incorrect moment is enough to falsify the black hole hypothesis for a massive compact ob ject.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
We chose to focus on this case because an incorrect quadrupole moment is sufficient to falsify the black hole hypothesis.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
However, in financial time series, the presence of volatility clustering, as well as correlations between waiting times do falsify the i.i.d hypothesis.
Five Years of Continuous-time Random Walks in Econophysics
It is sufficient to find a single UCD with an unquestionably large mass discrepancy to falsify the theory.
Testing MOND with Ultra-Compact Dwarf Galaxies
This relation is not only a very powerful tool to falsify the SM, but also a useful handle to discriminate among different new-physics scenarios. A key feature of the KL → π 0ν ¯ν mode is the fact that it proceeds through a pure loopinduced direct-CP-violating amplitude .
KL -> pi0 nu nu-bar as a Probe of New Physics
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