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[uhn-trooth-fuh l] /ʌnˈtruθ fəl/
not truthful; wanting in veracity; diverging from or contrary to the truth; not corresponding with fact or reality.
Origin of untruthful
1325-75; Middle English; see un-1, truthful
Related forms
untruthfully, adverb
untruthfulness, noun Unabridged
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  • Every one knows that there is nothing so untruthful as Anno Domini, and Im convinced that neither of us is a day more than thirty.

    The Bishop's Apron W. Somerset Maugham
  • I myself, without half your temptations, was untruthful once.

    The Lowest Rung Mary Cholmondeley
  • He was also a kleptomaniac, and, of course, untruthful into the bargain.

  • It produces a conservative, untruthful, cunning, and non-progressive people.

    History of Education Levi Seeley
  • If it is really so, then John was ashamed as an ordinary man, to have been untruthful in his writing and to have worn disguise.

    The Growth of a Soul August Strindberg
British Dictionary definitions for untruthful


(of a person) given to lying
diverging from the truth; untrue
Derived Forms
untruthfully, adverb
untruthfulness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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