Synonyms and Antonyms of untruth
a false idea or belief
- Their argument rests on a fundamental untruth which has long been discredited.
delusion, error, fallacy, falsehood, falsity, hallucination, illusion, misbelief, misconception, myth, old wives' tale
fiction, pretense (or pretence)
distortion, inaccuracy, misapprehension, miscomprehension, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misperception, misunderstanding
misinformation, misknowledge, misreport, misrepresentation, misstatement
fib, half-truth, lie, story, tale
a statement known by its maker to be untrue and made in order to deceive
- The website is rife with untruths and misleading information.
fable, fabrication, fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, lie, mendacity, prevarication, story, tale, whopper
distortion, exaggeration, half-truth
defamation, libel, slander
bluff, fiction, pose, pretense (or pretence)
canard, fallacy, misconception, myth
falsification, misinformation, misreport, misrepresentation, misstatement
deceit, deceitfulness, dishonesty, duplicity, fraudulence
the quality or state of being false
- There is an element of untruth in all forms of art: works of art provide only a semblance of reality.