a false sense of security

the feeling of being safer than you really are

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (a) false sense of security — a false sense of security phrase the feeling of being safer than you really are Thesaurus: feelings of hopesynonym Main entry: false …   Useful english dictionary

  • lull someone into a false sense of security — lull (someone) into a false sense of security to make someone feel safe when they are not. Wearing suntan lotion can lull people into a false sense of security and make them spend longer in the sun than they should …   New idioms dictionary

  • lull into a false sense of security — lull (someone) into a false sense of security to make someone feel safe when they are not. Wearing suntan lotion can lull people into a false sense of security and make them spend longer in the sun than they should …   New idioms dictionary

  • false — W3S3 [fo:ls US fo:ls] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(untrue)¦ 2¦(wrong)¦ 3¦(not real)¦ 4¦(not sincere)¦ 5 false economy 6 under false pretences 7 false move/step 8 false imprisonment/arrest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 900 1000; : Latin; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • false — [ fɔls ] adjective ** 1. ) not true: The report was dismissed as totally false. a false statement/claim/accusation ─ opposite TRUE 2. ) made to look like something real: ARTIFICIAL: false eyelashes a ) not real and intended to trick people: a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • false — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not in accordance with the truth or facts. 2) invalid or illegal. 3) deliberately intended to deceive. 4) artificial. 5) not actually so; illusory: a false sense of security. 6) disloyal. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • security — se|cu|ri|ty [ sı kjurəti ] noun uncount *** 1. ) safety from attack, harm, or damage: Every precaution has been taken to ensure the personal security of the delegates. national/internal security: The information received is highly confidential… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • security — noun 1 feeling safe/being free from worry ADJECTIVE ▪ greater ▪ emotional, psychological ▪ economic, financial ▪ job ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • sense — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 sight, hearing, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ acute, developed, good, keen ▪ Raccoons have a highly developed sense of touch. ▪ poor ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • false — adjective 1 UNTRUE a statement, story, etc that is false is completely untrue: Please decide whether the following statements are true or false. | false accusations 2 WRONG based on incorrect information or ideas: I don t want to give you any… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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