untruth

  • 81lie — I. /laɪ / (say luy) noun 1. a false statement made with intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood. 2. something intended or serving to convey a false impression. 3. the charge or accusation of lying; a flat contradiction. –verb (lied …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 82falsehood — falsehood, falseness, falsity The three words, all to do with departure from the truth or what is true, have a considerable overlap in meaning and are sometimes interchangeable. Falsehood is the intentional telling of an untruth, and a falsehood… …

    Modern English usage

  • 83falseness — falsehood, falseness, falsity The three words, all to do with departure from the truth or what is true, have a considerable overlap in meaning and are sometimes interchangeable. Falsehood is the intentional telling of an untruth, and a falsehood… …

    Modern English usage

  • 84falsity — falsehood, falseness, falsity The three words, all to do with departure from the truth or what is true, have a considerable overlap in meaning and are sometimes interchangeable. Falsehood is the intentional telling of an untruth, and a falsehood… …

    Modern English usage

  • 85lie — [n] untruth aspersion, backbiting, calumniation, calumny, deceit, deception, defamation, detraction, dishonesty, disinformation, distortion, evasion, fable, fabrication, falsehood, falseness, falsification, falsity, fib, fiction, forgery,… …

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  • 86lie — I A falsehood uttered for the purpose of deception; an intentional statement of an untruth designed to mislead another; anything which misleads or deceives; it means an untruth deliberately told; the uttering or acting of that which is false for… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 87lie — I A falsehood uttered for the purpose of deception; an intentional statement of an untruth designed to mislead another; anything which misleads or deceives; it means an untruth deliberately told; the uttering or acting of that which is false for… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 88un·truth — /ˌʌnˈtruːθ/ noun, pl truths formal 1 [count] : a statement that is not true : ↑lie a blatant untruth the untruths he has uttered 2 [noncount] : the state of being false or a lie …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 89cross one's fingers — {v. phr.} 1a. To cross two fingers of one hand for good luck. * /Mary crossed her fingers during the race so that Tom would win./ 11b. or[keep one s fingers crossed] {informal} To wish for good luck. * /Keep your fingers crossed while I take the… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 90cross one's fingers — {v. phr.} 1a. To cross two fingers of one hand for good luck. * /Mary crossed her fingers during the race so that Tom would win./ 11b. or[keep one s fingers crossed] {informal} To wish for good luck. * /Keep your fingers crossed while I take the… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 91By main force — Main Main (m[=a]n), a. [From {Main} strength, possibly influenced by OF. maine, magne, great, L. magnus. Cf. {Magnate}.] 1. Very or extremely strong. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That current with main fury ran. Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. Vast; huge.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 92By main strength — Main Main (m[=a]n), a. [From {Main} strength, possibly influenced by OF. maine, magne, great, L. magnus. Cf. {Magnate}.] 1. Very or extremely strong. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That current with main fury ran. Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. Vast; huge.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 93Denial — De*ni al, n. [See {Deny}.] 1. The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation; the contrary of {affirmation}. [1913 Webster] You ought to converse with so much sincerity that your bare affirmation or denial may be sufficient. Bp.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 94Denial of one's self — Denial De*ni al, n. [See {Deny}.] 1. The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation; the contrary of {affirmation}. [1913 Webster] You ought to converse with so much sincerity that your bare affirmation or denial may be sufficient. Bp.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 95Fable — Fa ble (f[=a] b l), n. [F., fr. L. fabula, fr. fari to speak, say. See {Ban}, and cf. {Fabulous}, {Fame}.] 1. A Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 96Falsehood — False hood, n. [False + hood] 1. Want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity. [1913 Webster] Though it be a lie in the clock, it is but a falsehood in the hand of the dial when pointing at a …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 97Main — (m[=a]n), a. [From {Main} strength, possibly influenced by OF. maine, magne, great, L. magnus. Cf. {Magnate}.] 1. Very or extremely strong. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That current with main fury ran. Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. Vast; huge. [Obs.] The… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 98Main beam — Main Main (m[=a]n), a. [From {Main} strength, possibly influenced by OF. maine, magne, great, L. magnus. Cf. {Magnate}.] 1. Very or extremely strong. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That current with main fury ran. Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. Vast; huge.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 99Main boom — Main Main (m[=a]n), a. [From {Main} strength, possibly influenced by OF. maine, magne, great, L. magnus. Cf. {Magnate}.] 1. Very or extremely strong. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That current with main fury ran. Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. Vast; huge.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 100Main brace — Main Main (m[=a]n), a. [From {Main} strength, possibly influenced by OF. maine, magne, great, L. magnus. Cf. {Magnate}.] 1. Very or extremely strong. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That current with main fury ran. Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. Vast; huge.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English