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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.
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untruth

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

 of sompners: a group of summoners, 1486. Also somner.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
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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.
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untruth

noun
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Translations
كَذِب، زَيْف
nepravda
usandhed
ósannindi
nepravda

untruth

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

nUnwahrheit f
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untruth

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

(anˈtruː) adjective
not true; false. The statement is untrue.
unˈtruth () noun
a lie or false statement. His autobiography contains many untruths.
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References in classic literature ?
Begone from my presence, thou born monster, storehouse of lies, hoard of untruths, garner of knaveries, inventor of scandals, publisher of absurdities, enemy of the respect due to royal personages!
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.
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. As he went, he struck upon a drawer left open in the business table.
"He did not shut me up, he said I was telling an untruth."
Thwackum did all he could to persuade Allworthy from showing any compassion or kindness to the boy, saying, "He had persisted in an untruth;" and gave some hints, that a second whipping might probably bring the matter to light.
"No, she could not tell an untruth with those eyes," thought the mother, smiling at her agitation and happiness.
"Then there were other matters of untruth. That, for instance, of the ermine collar embroidered with emeralds.
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.
"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."
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.
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. "I do not find Madame," he said, "either good or bad looking, yet rather good than bad looking."