Character 7
Hyphenation un truth
Pronunciations /ʌnˈtɹuːθ/

Definitions and meanings of "Untruth"

What do we mean by untruth?

Something untrue; a lie. noun

The condition of being false; lack of truth. noun

Unfaithfulness. noun

The character of being untrue; contrariety to truth; want of veracity. noun

Treachery; want of fidelity; faithlessness; disloyalty. noun

A false assertion; a falsehood; a lie. noun

Moreover, they have spoken untruths; … and, to conclude, they are lying knaves. noun

The quality of being untrue; contrariety to truth; want of veracity; also, treachery; faithlessness; disloyalty. noun

That which is untrue; a false assertion; a falsehood; a lie; also, an act of treachery or disloyalty. noun

A lie or falsehood noun

The condition of being false noun

A false statement noun

A lie or falsehood.

The condition of being false; truthlessness.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Untruth

The word "untruth" in example sentences

One would normally think so, but what of the case where an untruth is valued more highly by someone than the truth? ❋ Unknown (2009)

This untruth is promoted by figures on TV and the radio who should or, more likely, do know better. ❋ Unknown (2010)

At the time of his experiments with nitrous oxide James thought that religion, though it might be based on untruth from the scientific point of view, was nevertheless good for one. ❋ Unknown (1996)

We believe in the sanctity of truth, but untruth is not unethical in Marxist philosophies. ❋ Unknown (1960)

The issue truth-versus-untruth is as far as possible kept in the background. ❋ Unknown (1946)

A favourite and amusing mode of asseveration among the syeds, especially in testifying to an untruth, is "Beh ser e jeddam" (by the head of my grandfather), meaning Mahommed; indeed it is a common adage that the greatest swearers are the greatest liars. ❋ Unknown (1856)

The untruth is that Susan Sontag once read a novel by Cathleen Schine and was so entertained by its subtle meditation on questions of female intellect and crippling illness that she borrowed its title for a play she’d been thinking about writing, a play about Alice James’ heroic struggle with cancer, all the while certain that nobody would ever make the connection or confront her with the possibility of influence. ❋ Unknown (2006)

The ignorant people in this County will get what they deserve in this election, just like they got Bush for two terms because they failed to see through his smear and fear tactics of untruth, which is exactly what both Hilary and McSame are doing in this election. ❋ Unknown (2008)

The problem comes when we by into the falsehood I won't use myth because the way Mythbuster uses the word it implies that myth is untruth, which is a rather limited understanding of myththat it is a matter of one function of our brain over the other. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Byers didn't "lie", he told an "untruth" - don't get yourself sued Louisa! ❋ Kerron Cross (2006)

It is the eternal issue between the moral realities, truth and untruth, that is at stake. ❋ Felix Adler (1892)

Thus we see Godwin conscientiously trying to bring in an imperfect science to assist him in the difficult task of developing his infant's mind, in place of the watchful love of an intelligent mother, who would check the first symptoms of ill-temper, be firm against ill-placed determination, encourage childish imagination, and not let the idea of untruth be presented to the child till old enough to discriminate for itself. ❋ Rossetti, Lucy M (1890)

And the second untruth, which is closely connected with the first, is this: That there are but two classes of those who pass hence and are no more seen; classes sharply distinguished, clearly outlined, -- on the one hand, of those who at death go straight to heaven, and, on the other, of those who at death go straight to the place of final torment. ❋ Robert Edward Sanderson (1870)

"I knew her obvious qualities, which there is no need to specify: but the depth of her untruth is a new fact to me." ❋ Harriet Martineau (1839)

Because it creates a closed circle of untruth, which is then used to justify more torture, which generates more "truth." ❋ The Atlantic (2009)

McCain speaks an "untruth" about never making eye contact with his debate opponents. ❋ Unknown (2009)

And you begged your question by automatically making evolution the "untruth" in your statement. ❋ Unknown (2009)

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