1. [ adverb ] in an insincerely false manner

"a seduction on my part would land us with the necessity to rise, bathe and dress, chat falsely about this and that, and emerge into the rest of the evening as though nothing had happened"

Related terms: false false
2. [ adverb ] in an incorrect manner
Synonyms: incorrectly

"to credit Lister with the first formulation of the basic principle of stratigraphy would be to bestow credit falsely"

Related terms: incorrect false incorrect false