What does the word falseness mean?

Usage examples for falseness

  1. Would falseness itself for once be true? – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  2. It was her falseness that brought him to self- knowledge and knowledge of life, and turned him from a light- hearted writer of comedies and histories into the author of the greatest tragedies that have ever been conceived. – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  3. I think that the masses are quite correct,- in the first place, because in this knowledge there can be no half information, no falseness, which they cannot bear, and, in the second, because the sphere of those two kinds of knowledge is immense. – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy