[ uhn-troo ]
/ ʌnˈtru /

adjective, un·tru·er, un·tru·est.

not true, as to a person or a cause, to fact, or to a standard.
unfaithful; false.
incorrect or inaccurate.

Origin of untrue

before 1050; Middle English untrewe, Old English un(ge)trēowe; see un-1, true

Related forms

un·true·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for untrue


/ (ʌnˈtruː) /


incorrect or false
diverging from a rule, standard, or measure; inaccurate

Derived Forms

untrueness, noununtruly, adverb
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