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noun as in falsehood

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It’s perplexing for them to claim I’ve said things that are untrue about the investigation, without saying what those untruths are, when they haven’t even provided me or anyone with the findings of the investigation.

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Those outreach workers … would spend 20 minutes with one person trying to roll back untruths.

There’s nothing new about conspiracy theories, disinformation, and untruths in politics.

Every day we tell many small untruths, lies uttered by mutual consent that keep societal interactions civil.

Looking back, Lowery says, “The on-the-record statements they provided that evening were absolutely untrue and the only reason I was able to keep those untruths out of The Washington Post was because I was there,” says Lowery.

But then people started defending--or minimizing to the point of untruth--the clearly indefensible.

Her words were not simply empty sentiment, or yet another playful untruth.

He was going nuts with frustration in the face of what he considered to be phoniness and untruth.

And then the very fact of celebrity bankrolls its own momentum, creates its own truth out of a card house of untruth.

By remaining silent about this, it became a convenient untruth!

Yet if there is a measure of untruth in such pretty flatteries, one needs to be superhuman in order to condemn them harshly.

On the other hand it seems to be thought that there are people who are specially fitted to be the victims of untruth.

An untruth is passed over carelessly and the child allowed to cover up its sins without realizing their sinfulness.

And little better in results than telling an untruth is putting the child off till some future time.

You may say so without any risk of telling an untruth; for, on the word of a hunter, I never had such a tough job.


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On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to untruth, such as: distortion, misrepresentation, whopper, canard, deceit, and lie.

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