1. Not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
2. Erroneous and usually accidental
3. Arising from error; SYN. mistaken.
4. Deliberately deceptive; SYN. hollow.
5. Designed to deceive
6. Inaccurate in pitch; SYN. off-key, sour.
7. (Used especially of persons) Not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful SYN. untrue.
8. Of a statement, untrue. Falseness is used in proving propositions by considering the negative of the proposition to be true, then making deductions until a contradiction is reached which proves the negative to be false and the proposition to be true.
ETYM Latin illicitus; pref. il- not + licitus, p. p. of licere to be allowed or permitted: cf. French illicite. Related to In- not, and License.
Contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention.
ETYM Old Eng. naturel, French naturel, from Latin naturalis, from natura. Related to Nature.
1. Existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world.
2. Existing in or produced by nature.
3. In accordance with or determined by nature or natural laws.
4. Involving or derived from living organisms; free from chemical treatments or additives; SYN. nonsynthetic.
5. Relating to or concerning nature.
6. Related by blood; not adopted.
7. (Used especially of commodities) In the natural unprocessed condition; SYN. raw, rude.
8. (Music) Of a key containing no sharps or flats.
9. (Biology) Functioning or occurring in a natural way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies.
1. Contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law
2. Having no legally established claim; SYN. wrongful.
3. Not morally right or permissible
4. Not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
5. Contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law