untruthful

adjective
un·​truth·​ful | \ ˌən-ˈtrüth-fəl How to pronounce untruthful (audio) \

Definition of untruthful

: not containing or telling the truth : false, inaccurate an untruthful report

Other Words from untruthful

untruthfully \ ˌən-​ˈtrüth-​fə-​lē How to pronounce untruthful (audio) \ adverb
untruthfulness noun

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dishonest, deceitful, mendacious, untruthful mean unworthy of trust or belief. dishonest implies a willful perversion of truth in order to deceive, cheat, or defraud. a swindle usually involves two dishonest people deceitful usually implies an intent to mislead and commonly suggests a false appearance or double-dealing. the secret affairs of a deceitful spouse mendacious may suggest bland or even harmlessly mischievous deceit and when used of people often suggests a habit of telling untruths. mendacious tales of adventure untruthful stresses a discrepancy between what is said and fact or reality. an untruthful account of their actions

Examples of untruthful in a Sentence

an unintentionally untruthful statement that the candidate later corrected the political action committee was slammed for spreading untruthful smears about the candidate and his wife
Recent Examples on the Web The most -- another way of looking at our suspicion of each other: Is the other party untruthful? NBC News, 24 July 2022 Depp’s legions of online fans have focused on their belief that Heard has been untruthful. Staff And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 2 June 2022 What happened to the young player is inexcusable and damage from the widespread and untruthful accusations have devastated his entire family. cleveland, 25 May 2022 Ravnsborg, who has said little about the crash, denied being untruthful in a brief interview in February. CBS News, 12 Apr. 2022 Ravnsborg, who has said little about the crash, denied being untruthful in a brief interview in February. Stephen Groves, chicagotribune.com, 12 Apr. 2022 Britney Spears retracts statement calling new conservatorship documentary untruthful. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 29 Sep. 2021 And an investigation commissioned by the governor concluded that Diamantis and Colangelo had been untruthful during the inquiry. Mark Pazniokas, courant.com, 11 Feb. 2022 Likewise, the focus on how similar candidates are to Trump centers almost entirely on personality: how crass and outrageous and brazenly untruthful a candidate can be. Nicole Hemmer, CNN, 20 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of untruthful

circa 1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Untruthful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untruthful. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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untruthful

adjective
un·​truth·​ful | \ ˌən-ˈtrüth-fəl How to pronounce untruthful (audio) \

Kids Definition of untruthful

: not containing or telling the truth : false

Other Words from untruthful

untruthfully \ -​fə-​lē \ adverb

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