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  • noununtruth
  • verbtell an untruth
  • verbbe prostrate, flat
  • verbbe situated

synonyms for lie

  • deceit
  • deception
  • dishonesty
  • disinformation
  • distortion
  • evasion
  • fabrication
  • falsehood
  • fiction
  • forgery
  • inaccuracy
  • misrepresentation
  • myth
  • perjury
  • slander
  • tale
  • aspersion
  • backbiting
  • calumniation
  • calumny
  • defamation
  • detraction
  • fable
  • falseness
  • falsification
  • falsity
  • fib
  • fraudulence
  • guile
  • hyperbole
  • invention
  • libel
  • mendacity
  • misstatement
  • obloquy
  • prevarication
  • revilement
  • reviling
  • subterfuge
  • vilification
  • whopper
  • tall story
  • white lie
See also synonyms for: lain / lay / lied / lies / lying
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antonyms for lie

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  • nonfiction
  • truth
  • tell the truth
  • stand
  • straighten
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    How to use lie in a sentence

    They will learn that deadly incompetence, based on lies and lunacy and costing countless lives, means nothing.
    THERE’S NOTHING CONSERVATIVE ABOUT CPACMICHAEL GERSONFEBRUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    That woman from George-a is foolish, full of fantasy and lies.
    STYLE INVITATIONAL WEEK 1425: PICTURE THIS — A CARTOON CAPTION CONTESTPAT MYERSFEBRUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Gilbert was given a lie detector test along with another police officer, who considered himself a friend of Lewis’ — the same officer who would call me many years later.
    THE MURDER CHICAGO DIDN’T WANT TO SOLVEBY MICK DUMKEFEBRUARY 25, 2021PROPUBLICA
    Another that comes to mind is how the insurrection contributed to fringe conservative media having to reckon with the fact that spreading lies about a stolen election has real-world impacts.
    HOW HAS THE NATION CHANGED SINCE THE INSURRECTION AT THE CAPITOL?MICAH COHEN (MICAH.COHEN@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)FEBRUARY 11, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
    A lot of the problems that we’re facing are the lies that probably are going to be protected by the First Amendment.
    TWENTY-SIX WORDS CREATED THE INTERNET. WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO SAVE IT?STEPHEN ENGELBERGFEBRUARY 9, 2021PROPUBLICA
    Then came the Capitol riot, an example of right-wing violence committed by people who believed a lie peddled on Fox News’s own airwaves.
    IN ATTACKING OCASIO-CORTEZ, TUCKER CARLSON MAXES OUT ON HYPOCRISYERIK WEMPLEFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Setting public expectations ahead of time helped undercut those lies.
    THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE SHADOW CAMPAIGN THAT SAVED THE 2020 ELECTIONMOLLY BALLFEBRUARY 4, 2021TIME
    Because we’ve been told so many lies about the continent and to sort of course-correct and redefine that narrative is important.
    BORIS KODJOE: TEACH RACIAL HISTORYEUGENE ROBINSONFEBRUARY 2, 2021OZY
    It accepts the lies of a leader as a deeper form of political truth.
    TRUMPISM IS AMERICAN FASCISMMICHAEL GERSONFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Both were products of a long and orchestrated campaign of lies and misinformation generated, in no small part, by the nation’s most trusted leaders.
    THE U.S. CAPITOL ATTACKED REMINDED ME OF THE 1979 US EMBASSY SEIZURE AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN EXTREMISM WINSROYA HAKAKIANJANUARY 19, 2021TIME
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    WORDS RELATED TO LIE

    • abut
    • approximate
    • be adjacent to
    • border
    • butt
    • communicate
    • connect
    • join
    • lie
    • lie beside
    • link
    • neighbor
    • touch
    • verge
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