untruth

Part of speech: noun

The character of being untrue.

Part of speech: noun

A falsehood; lie.

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Usage examples "untruth":

  1. And yet, he did not think he was telling an untruth, when he finally broke the silence to say to her whom he had so long deceived: " You have avenged yourself with much severity, Maud, but you had the right.... - "Cosmopolis, Complete", Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009.
  2. On the one hand, what follows from the untruth of the assumption? - "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", Herbert Spencer.
  3. But perhaps when we must die and not some one else, truth becomes untruth? - "Best Russian Short Stories", Various.