untruth


un·truth

noun \ˌən-ˈtrüth, ˈən-ˌ\

: a statement that is not true

: the state of being false or a lie

Full Definition of UNTRUTH

1
archaic :  disloyalty
2
:  lack of truthfulness :  falsity
3
:  something that is untrue :  falsehood

Examples of UNTRUTH

  1. the untruths he has uttered
  2. <their argument rests on a fundamental untruth which has long been discredited>

First Known Use of UNTRUTH

before 12th century

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