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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: fibbing
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antonyms for fib

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  • directness
  • non-fiction
  • truth
  • tell truth
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How to use fib in a sentence

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
Remember that this was, in the spirit of it, a fib, seeing that the tone of voice was that of welcome to a possible revelation.
SOMEHOW GOODWILLIAM DE MORGAN
I mean I know what makes it work, why it tells the truth, when it does tell the truth, and why it fibs when it does fib.
THE COME BACKCAROLYN WELLS
It is not telling a little fib, but acting one; 'making pretend,' for a purpose sanctioned by all and injurious to none.
CHAMBERS'S JOURNAL OF POPULAR LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART, NO. 696VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FIB

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