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See definition of fib on Dictionary.com
  • nounundetailed lie
  • verbtell an undetailed lie

synonyms for fib

  • canard
  • crock
  • equivocation
  • evasiveness
  • fabrication
  • falsehood
  • falsity
  • fiction
  • invention
  • jazz
  • line
  • mendacity
  • misrepresentation
  • prevarication
  • spinach
  • story
  • tale
  • untruth
  • untruthfulness
  • whopper
  • yarn
  • fairy tale
  • white lie
See also synonyms for: fibber / fibbing

antonyms for fib

MOST RELEVANT
  • directness
  • nonfiction
  • truth
  • tell the truth
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How to use fib in a sentence

Former Colorado County Clerks Association director Pam Anderson refused to play along with the party’s fibs and says her former colleagues ran a fair 2020 count.
TRUMPISM HAS HIJACKED COLORADO'S SHRINKING GOP. THAT HAS NATIONAL IMPLICATIONS.PHILIP ELLIOTTJUNE 28, 2022TIME
Often, people will tell a fib to keep from hurting another’s feelings.
LYING WON’T STRETCH YOUR NOSE, BUT IT WILL STEAL SOME BRAINPOWERAVERY ELIZABETH HURTAPRIL 21, 2022SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The fib led to Pressler losing her job on the Bloomberg investigative unit before it started.
THE TRUE STORY BEHIND NETFLIX'S INVENTING ANNASHANNON CARLINFEBRUARY 11, 2022TIME
There is the requisite moment when they read their wedding license and realize for the first time both had been telling fibs about their real age.
CINDY MCCAIN OPENS UP — ON HER TERMSPHILIP ELLIOTTAPRIL 27, 2021TIME
Don't fib; brace up and make a clean breast of it, and if you need advice I am full of it.
THE STORY OF THE BIG FRONT DOORMARY FINLEY LEONARD
"It was to tease you," said John, who understood at once and who was willing to fib in a good cause.
THE HOSTS OF THE AIRJOSEPH A. ALTSHELER
It is a positive joy to meet a man who had rather appear uncivil than coin a polite fib.
THE TERMS OF SURRENDERLOUIS TRACY
You've been telling me a great big fib, because there are the soldiers coming back again.
IN CAMP WITH A TIN SOLDIERJOHN KENDRICK BANGS
Amphibology, am-fib-ol′o-ji, n. the use of ambiguous phrases or such as can be construed in two senses.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
Amphibalus, am-fib′a-lus, n. an ecclesiastical vestment like the chasuble.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO FIB

  • exaggeration
  • fabrication
  • fib
  • hoax
  • rumor
  • spoof
  • swindle
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