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untrue

[ uhn-troo ]
/ ʌnˈtru /
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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.

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Origin of untrue

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

OTHER WORDS FROM untrue

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

untrue
/ (ʌnˈtruː) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of untrue

untrueness, noununtruly, adverb
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