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A falsism is a claim that is clearly and self-evidently wrong. A falsism is usually used merely as a reminder or as a rhetorical or literary device. An example is "pigs can fly." It is the opposite of truism.[1][2] A falsism is similar to, though not the same as, a fallacy.

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  1. ^ "Definition: truism". http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/: Webster's Online Dictionary. Archived from the original on 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2010-03-10. Noun Base (truism)
    1. An obvious truth. Wordnet.
    2. An undoubted or self-evident truth; a statement which is pliantly true; a proposition needing no proof or argument; -- opposed to falsism. Websters.  line feed character in |quote= at position 19 (help)
  2. ^ Basically the opposite of the truth so a lie that is technically not a lie but still a lie