- the state or character of being untrue.
- want of veracity; divergence from truth.
- something untrue; a falsehood or lie.
- Archaic. unfaithfulness; disloyalty.
Origin of untruth
3. See falsehood.
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Examples from the Web for untruth
But then people started defending--or minimizing to the point of untruth--the clearly indefensible.Why Hugo Chavez Was Bad for Venezuela
March 7, 2013
He was going nuts with frustration in the face of what he considered to be phoniness and untruth.In Vice Presidential Debate, Joe Biden Perfects Art of the Smirk
October 13, 2012
And then the very fact of celebrity bankrolls its own momentum, creates its own truth out of a card house of untruth.Trump Endorsed Romney Because It Was Like Calling to Like
February 3, 2012
First you must have a flogging for having told an untruth, then we will see to the rest.The Imaginary Invalid
I do not suppose, my dear, that you intentionally told an untruth; it was an exaggeration.Quaint Courtships
"Y—es," he hesitatingly said, for an untruth he would not tell.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
I feared for an instant that you would tell me an untruth, and that would have hurt me.Doctor Pascal
But if any one says that this is not my teaching, he is speaking an untruth.Apology
- the state or quality of being untrue
- a statement, fact, etc, that is not true
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Word Origin and History for untruth
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