untruth

noun

un·​truth ˌən-ˈtrüth How to pronounce untruth (audio)
ˈən-ˌtrüth
1
archaic : disloyalty
2
: lack of truthfulness : falsity
3
: something that is untrue : falsehood

Examples of untruth in a Sentence

the untruths he has uttered their argument rests on a fundamental untruth which has long been discredited
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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of untruth was before the 12th century

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“Untruth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untruth. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

untruth

noun
un·​truth ˌən-ˈtrüth How to pronounce untruth (audio)
ˈən-
1
: lack of truthfulness : falsity
2
: something that is untrue : falsehood, lie

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