[uhn-trooth-fuh l]


not truthful; wanting in veracity; diverging from or contrary to the truth; not corresponding with fact or reality.

Origin of untruthful

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at un-1, truthful
Related formsun·truth·ful·ly, adverbun·truth·ful·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for untruthful

Contemporary Examples of untruthful

Historical Examples of untruthful

  • Ah, then you admit you were untruthful when you said you laughed because you saw me?

  • Nature is real, and why should man alone be untruthful and unreal?

    A Day's Ride

    Charles James Lever

  • There can be no question that he was idle, untruthful, and unreliable.

    A Great Man

    Arnold Bennett

  • I had no idea how insolent and untruthful these half-castes were.

  • And my opinion is that you are as uncivil as I've proved you to be untruthful.

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad

British Dictionary definitions for untruthful



(of a person) given to lying
diverging from the truth; untrue
Derived Formsuntruthfully, adverbuntruthfulness, noun
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