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untruth

[ uhn-trooth ]SEE DEFINITION OF untruth

Synonyms for untruth

  • distortion
  • misrepresentation
  • whopper
  • canard
  • deceit
  • lie
  • prevarication
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Antonyms for untruth

  • honesty
  • truth
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNTRUTH

First you must have a flogging for having told an untruth, then we will see to the rest.

I do not suppose, my dear, that you intentionally told an untruth; it was an exaggeration.

"Y—es," he hesitatingly said, for an untruth he would not tell.

I feared for an instant that you would tell me an untruth, and that would have hurt me.

But if any one says that this is not my teaching, he is speaking an untruth.

He regretted that, being as he was convinced of its untruth.

His kind is too arrogant, too self-confident to have recourse to untruth.

He was a simple man, without any crook of craft or untruth, as is plain to all.

On the one hand, what follows from the untruth of the assumption?

But the charming girl had no idea of being guilty of an untruth.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English untreowþ "unfaithfulness," from un- (1) "not" + truth. Cf. Old Norse utrygð. Meaning "falsehood" is attested from mid-15c., as is that of "a lie."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNTRUTH

deception

nounmisleading; being dishonest
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