mistruth

noun mis·truth \ ˌmis-ˈtrüth \

Definition of mistruth

plural mistruths play \ˌmis-ˈtrüt͟hz, -ˈtrüths\
: a false or misleading statement : falsehood
  • The general drift of the thoughtful, worried essays was that the reported instances of deliberate mistruth on the part of scientists seem to be on the increase …
  • —Lewis Thomas

First Known Use of mistruth

1847

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