untruth

[ uhn-trooth ]
/ ʌnˈtruθ /

noun, plural un·truths [uhn-trooth z, -trooths] /ʌnˈtruðz, -ˈtruθs/.

the state or character of being untrue.
want of veracity; divergence from truth.
something untrue; a falsehood or lie.
Archaic. unfaithfulness; disloyalty.

QUIZZES

FOR POSTERITY’S SAKE, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Are words your bailiwick? Take the latest quiz on the words from July 6 to July 12 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
bailiwick

Origin of untruth

before 900; Middle English; Old English untrēowth. See un-1, truth

synonym study for untruth

3. See falsehood.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for untruth

British Dictionary definitions for untruth

untruth
/ (ʌnˈtruːθ) /

noun

the state or quality of being untrue
a statement, fact, etc, that is not true
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