untruth
noun Date: before 12th century 1. archaic disloyalty 2. lack of truthfulness ; falsity 3. something that is untrue ; falsehood

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  • Untruth — Un*truth , n. 1. The quality of being untrue; contrariety to truth; want of veracity; also, treachery; faithlessness; disloyalty. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is untrue; a false assertion; a falsehood; a lie; also, an act of treachery or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • untruth — index canard, deceit, deception, defamation, dishonesty, false pretense, falsehood, fiction, figment …   Law dictionary

  • untruth — O.E. untreowþ unfaithfulness, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + TRUTH (Cf. truth). Cf. O.N. utrygð. Meaning falsehood is attested from mid 15c., as is that of a lie …   Etymology dictionary

  • untruth — *lie, falsehood, fib, misrepresentation, story Analogous words: mendaciousness or mendacity, dishonesty, deceit fulness (see corresponding adjectives at DISHONEST): equivocation, tergiversation (see AMBIGUITY) Antonyms: truth Contrasted words:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • untruth — [untro͞oth′] n. [ME untrouthe < OE untreowth < un , not + treowth,TRUTH] 1. the quality or state of being untrue; falsity 2. an untrue statement; falsehood; lie 3. Obs. unfaithfulness or disloyalty …   English World dictionary

  • Untruth — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Untruth >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 untruth untruth falsehood lie story thing that is not fib bounce crammer taradiddle whopper Sgm: N 1 jhuth jhuth GRP: N 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • untruth — n. to tell an untruth * * * [ʌn truːθ] to tell an untruth …   Combinatory dictionary

  • untruth — [[t]ʌ̱ntru͟ːðz[/t]] untruths N VAR An untruth is a lie. [FORMAL] The Advertising Standards Authority accused estate agents of using blatant untruths... I have never uttered one word of untruth. Syn: falsehood, lie …   English dictionary

  • untruth — noun 1) a patent untruth Syn: lie, falsehood, fib, fabrication, invention, falsification, half truth, exaggeration; story, myth, piece of fiction; informal tall story, fairy tale, cock and bull story, whopper 2) the total unt …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • untruth — UK [ʌnˈtruːθ] / US [ʌnˈtruθ] noun [countable] Word forms untruth : singular untruth plural untruths formal a lie There are many untruths written about him …   English dictionary

  • untruth — n. (pl. untruths) 1 the state of being untrue, falsehood. 2 a false statement (told me an untruth). Etymology: OE untreowth etc. (as UN (1), TRUTH) …   Useful english dictionary

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