- not true, as to a person or a cause, to fact, or to a standard.
- unfaithful; false.
- incorrect or inaccurate.
Origin of untrue
SynonymsSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
1. groundless, unfounded, erroneous.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for untrue
Maxwell was not available for comment but has described all claims against her as “untrue” and “obvious lies.”From Playboy Prince to Dirty Old Man?
January 5, 2015
Maxwell was not available for comment describes all claims against her as “untrue” and “obvious lies.”Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’
January 4, 2015
If they are untrue, I can understand your irritation, yet you have never roundly denied them.Dear John, It Gets Better: A Letter to Travolta
July 24, 2014
The allegation that changes of regimes following the Arab Spring has rendered the API meaningless is untrue.5 Arab Spring Opportunities For Israel
Nimrod Goren, Elie Podeh
June 20, 2013
When I asked the conservative, Jewish New York Times columnist David Brooks, he dismissed it as “untrue.”President Obama Needs to Defend Chuck Hagel If He Is Nominated for Secretary of Defense
December 20, 2012
It would be untrue to say that Hester was not interested in the news.Weighed and Wanting
It is all untrue; actors were then, as now, only mummers without judgement.The Man Shakespeare
In these many years I have never been untrue to you in a single thought.Little Dorrit
But I will not believe you when you tell me what I know to be untrue.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
All of which Tony Cornish remembered later; for it was untrue.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
- incorrect or false
- diverging from a rule, standard, or measure; inaccurate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for untrue
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper