UN TRUTH

untruth

[uhn-trooth]
noun, plural untruths [uhn-troothz, -trooths] .
1.
the state or character of being untrue.
2.
want of veracity; divergence from truth.
3.
something untrue; a falsehood or lie. fiction, story, tale, fabrication, invention.
4.
Archaic. unfaithfulness; disloyalty.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English untrēowth. See un-1, truth


3. See falsehood.
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untruth (ʌnˈtruːθ)
 
n
1.  the state or quality of being untrue
2.  a statement, fact, etc, that is not true

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untruth
O.E. untreowþ "unfaithfulness," from un- (1) "not" + truth. Cf. O.N. utrygð. Meaning "falsehood" is attested from 1439; that of "a lie" is from c.1449.
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