untrue

adjective un·true \ ˌən-ˈtrü \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of untrue

1 : not faithful : disloyal
2 : not according with a standard of correctness : not level or exact
3 : not according with the facts : false

untruly

play \ˌən-ˈtrü-lē\ adverb

Examples of untrue in a Sentence

  1. He made untrue statements to the press.

  2. Her lover had been untrue.

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First Known Use of untrue

before 12th century


UNTRUE Defined for English Language Learners

untrue

adjective

Definition of untrue for English Language Learners

  • : not true

  • : not loyal to someone or something : not honest


UNTRUE Defined for Kids

untrue

adjective un·true \ ˌən-ˈtrü \

Definition of untrue for Students

1 : not correct : false
2 : not faithful : disloyal


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