untruth

  • 1Untruth — 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

  • 2untruth — index canard, deceit, deception, defamation, dishonesty, false pretense, falsehood, fiction, figment …

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  • 3untruth — 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 …

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  • 4untruth — *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

  • 5untruth — [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 …

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  • 6Untruth — (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 …

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  • 7untruth — n. to tell an untruth * * * [ʌn truːθ] to tell an untruth …

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  • 8untruth — [[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 …

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  • 9untruth — 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 …

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  • 10untruth — UK [ʌnˈtruːθ] / US [ʌnˈtruθ] noun [countable] Word forms untruth : singular untruth plural untruths formal a lie There are many untruths written about him …

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  • 11untruth — 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) …

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

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  • 13untruth — /un troohth /, n., pl. untruths / troohdhz , troohths /. 1. the state or character of being untrue. 2. want of veracity; divergence from truth. 3. something untrue; a falsehood or lie. 4. Archaic. unfaithfulness; disloyalty. [bef. 900; ME; OE… …

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  • 14untruth — noun a) a lie or falsehood b) the condition of being false …

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  • 15untruth — Synonyms and related words: aberrancy, aberration, blague, canard, cock and bull story, defectiveness, delusion, deviancy, distortion, errancy, erroneousness, error, exaggeration, fairy tale, fallaciousness, fallacy, falsehood, falseness, falsity …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16untruth — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. See deception, falsehood. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. falsehood, misrepresentation, evasion, lie, prevarication, distortion, deceit, canard, trick, pretense, false appearance, gull, cheat, mistake,… …

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  • 17untruth — un|truth [ʌnˈtru:θ, ˈʌntru:θ] n formal a lie used when you want to avoid saying the word lie …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18untruth — un|truth [ ʌn truθ ] noun count FORMAL a lie: There are many untruths written about him …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19untruth — n. lie; condition of being untrue …

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  • 20untruth — noun (plural untruths) 1》 a lie. 2》 the quality of being false …

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