untruth

noun un·truth \ ˌən-ˈtrüth , ˈən-ˌtrüth \

Definition of untruth

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

Examples of untruth in a Sentence

  1. the untruths he has uttered

  2. their argument rests on a fundamental untruth which has long been discredited

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First Known Use of untruth

before 12th century


UNTRUTH Defined for English Language Learners

untruth

noun

Definition of untruth for English Language Learners

  • : a statement that is not true

  • : the state of being false or a lie


UNTRUTH Defined for Kids

untruth

noun un·truth \ ˌən-ˈtrüth \

Definition of untruth for Students

1 :the state of being false
2 :3lie


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