untruth


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un·truth

 (ŭn-tro͞oth′)
n.
1. Something untrue; a lie.
2. The condition of being false; lack of truth.
3. Archaic Unfaithfulness.

untruth

(ʌnˈtruːθ)
n
1. the state or quality of being untrue
2. a statement, fact, etc, that is not true

un•truth

(ʌnˈtruθ)

n., pl. -truths (-tro̅o̅tz′, -tro̅o̅ths′).
1. the state or character of being untrue.
2. want of veracity; divergence from truth.
3. a falsehood or lie.
4. Archaic. disloyalty.
[before 900]

Untruth

 of sompners: a group of summoners, 1486. Also somner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.untruth - a false statementuntruth - a false statement      
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
dodging, scheme, dodge - a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
lie, prevarication - a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
fable, fabrication, fiction - a deliberately false or improbable account
deception, misrepresentation, deceit - a misleading falsehood
contradiction in terms, contradiction - (logic) a statement that is necessarily false; "the statement `he is brave and he is not brave' is a contradiction"

untruth

noun
1. lie, fabrication, falsehood, fib, story, tale, fiction, deceit, whopper (informal), porky (Brit. slang), pork pie (Brit. slang), falsification, prevarication The Authority accused estate agents of using blatant untruths.
2. lying, perjury, duplicity, falsity, mendacity, deceitfulness, untruthfulness, inveracity (rare), truthlessness I have never uttered one word of untruth.

untruth

noun
Translations
كَذِب، زَيْف
nepravda
usandhed
ósannindi
nepravda

untruth

[ˈʌnˈtruːθ] N (untruths (pl)) [ˈʌnˈtruːðz]mentira f

untruth

nUnwahrheit f

untruth

[ʌnˈtruːθ] n (untruths (pl)) [ʌnˈtruːðz]falsità f inv

untrue

(anˈtruː) adjective
not true; false. The statement is untrue.
unˈtruth () noun
a lie or false statement. His autobiography contains many untruths.
References in classic literature ?
But if any one says that this is not my teaching, he is speaking an untruth.
The notion had no ground in sense; it was probably no more than a reminiscence of similar calamities in childhood, for his father's room had always been the chamber of inquisition and the scene of punishment; but it stuck so rigorously in his mind that he must instantly approach the door and prove its untruth.
Monte Cristo examined him with the same look that, at Rome, he had bent upon the execution of Andrea, and then, in a tone that made a shudder pass through the veins of the poor steward, -- "The Abbe Busoni, then told me an untruth," said he, "when, after his journey in France, in 1829, he sent you to me, with a letter of recommendation, in which he enumerated all your valuable qualities.
In order to avoid betraying his real thoughts, De Guiche had recourse to the only defense which a man taken by surprise really has, and accordingly told an untruth.
We stood very close together, her narrow eyes were as enigmatic as ever, but that face, which, like some ideal conception of art, was incapable of anything like untruth and grimace, expressed by some mysterious means such a depth of infinite patience that I felt profoundly ashamed of myself.
IT HAD been hard for him that spake it to have put more truth and untruth together in few words, than in that speech, Whatsoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.
It did not hurt him half as much to tell May an untruth as to see her trying to pretend that she had not detected him.
He did not shut me up, he said I was telling an untruth.
As to the untruth in her reply, she no more reflected on it than she did on the untruth there was in her saying that appearances had very little to do with happiness.
For, if we told you truly, you might escape us altogether; and if we told you an untruth we would be naughty and deserve to be punished.
von Horn how could you tell me such a cruel and terrible untruth.
But where it departs from the Calvinistic Christianity and exhibits him as the defier of Jove, it represents a state of mind which readily appears wherever the doctrine of Theism is taught in a crude, objective form, and which seems the self-defence of man against this untruth, namely a discontent with the believed fact that a God exists, and a feeling that the obligation of reverence is onerous.