Thesaurus

untruthful

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of untruthful

  1. 1 not being in agreement with what is true an unintentionally untruthful statement that the candidate later corrected Synonyms of untruthful erroneous, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, invalid, off, unsound, untrue, false, wrongWords Related to untruthful counterfactual; specious, spurious; deceptive, delusive, delusory, distorted, fallacious, fictitious, illusory, misleading; amiss, askew, awry; deceitful, dishonest, fraudulent, lying, mendacious; unconfirmed, unproven, untested; fabricated, invented, made-up, trumped-upNear Antonyms of untruthful confirmed, demonstrated, established, proven, tested; faultless, flawless, impeccable, letter-perfect, perfectAntonyms of untruthful accurate, correct, errorless, exact, factual, precise, proper, right, sound, true, valid, veracious

  2. 2 telling or containing lies the political action committee was slammed for spreading untruthful smears about the candidate and his wife Synonyms of untruthful lying, mendacious, dishonestWords Related to untruthful erroneous, fallacious, false, misleading, untrue; double-dealing, hypocrite, hypocritical, insincere, mealymouthed, smooth-tongued, two-faced; perjuriousNear Antonyms of untruthful candid, open, plainspoken, straightforward; earnest, sincere, true; conscientious, moral, principled, scrupulous; dependable, reliable, trustable, trustworthy, trusty; decent, ethical, honorable, just, respectable, righteous, right-minded, straight, upright, upstanding, virtuousAntonyms of untruthful honest, truthful, veracious

Synonym Discussion of untruthful

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up untruthful? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!