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Definition of "untruth" []

  • Something untrue; a lie. (noun)
  • The condition of being false; lack of truth. (noun)
  • Archaic Unfaithfulness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "untruth" in a sentence
  • "One would normally think so, but what of the case where an untruth is valued more highly by someone than the truth?"
  • "This untruth is promoted by figures on TV and the radio who should or, more likely, do know better."
  • "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."