Definition of untruth in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈtro͞oTH/

noun (plural untruths /-ˈtro͞oT͟Hz/ /-ˈtro͞oTHs/)

1A lie or false statement (often used euphemistically): they go off and tell untruths about organizations for which they worked
More example sentences
  • But the media treat these routine untruths as respectable statements that ought to be analysed and debated.
  • Don't become overly bold just because you feel you are safely hiding behind your computer screen and make statements that are untruths.
  • Research revealed that untruths range from little white lies to huge whoppers aimed purely at personal gain.
story, myth, piece of fiction
informal tall story, fairy tale, cock-and-bull story, whopper
fabrication, dishonesty, deceit, deceitfulness, inaccuracy, unreliability
1.1The quality of being false.
Example sentences
  • The holy lotus, whose essence is white, indicates that knowledge is meticulously clean - untarnished by untruth, while the sitting position signifies wisdom, an indication that the ego must be suppressed.
  • While definitely not a collective, as some panel members seemed to believe, the blogosphere is made up of individuals whose motivations for revealing truth and correcting untruth are not borne of a desire to bring down the media.
  • Above the shelves where goods are stacked, printed signs admonish: ‘Even one drop of untruth will poison the entire milk ocean of truth.’


Old English untrēowth 'unfaithfulness' (see un-1, truth).

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Syllabification: un·truth

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