Definitions of untruth
  1. noun
    a false statement
    synonyms: falsehood, falsity
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    true statement, truth
    a true statement
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    dodge, dodging, scheme
    a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
    lie, prevarication
    a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
    fable, fabrication, fiction
    a deliberately false or improbable account
    deceit, deception, misrepresentation
    a misleading falsehood
    contradiction, contradiction in terms
    (logic) a statement that is necessarily false
    bill of goods
    communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable
    humbug, snake oil
    communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
    a contradiction between two statements that seem equally reasonable
    (logic) a statement that contradicts itself
    fib, story, tale, taradiddle, tarradiddle
    a trivial lie
    (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)
    walloper, whopper
    a gross untruth; a blatant lie
    white lie
    an unimportant lie (especially one told to be tactful or polite)
    a deliberately misleading fabrication
    a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead
    facade, window dressing
    a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
    exaggeration, magnification, overstatement
    making to seem more important than it really is
    snow job
    a long and elaborate misrepresentation
    dissembling, feigning, pretence, pretense
    pretending with intention to deceive
    blind, subterfuge
    something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
    hanky panky, hocus-pocus, jiggery-pokery, skulduggery, skullduggery, slickness, trickery
    verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    duplicity, fraudulence
    a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
    equivocation, evasion
    a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
    type of:
    a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
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