Translation of fib in Spanish:


mentirilla, n.

Pronunciation /fɪb/

See Spanish definition of mentir


informal, mainly child language
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    mentirilla feminine
    bola feminine informal
    to tell fibs decir mentirillas
    • Even though he'd published all those dreadful fibs.
    • These little white fibs give me an uneasy feeling, and I begin to wonder why the shop would lie, when I am here to help save them thousands of dollars in fines.
    • And this is what truly makes running the piece rank propaganda down here, rather than just plain old fibs and/or misinformation.
    • Is a fib really a fib if the teller is unaware that he is uttering an untruth?
    • This is backed up by an overwhelming 96 per cent of British women who admit they lie, with almost half saying they tell little white fibs most days.
    • With so many fibs and half-truths floating around, it was no wonder that women had trouble making up their minds.
    • And a lie from the White House - or a fib or a misrepresentation or a fudged number - can go a long way toward distorting the national discussion.
    • Oh, and no stories or fibs, not even little white ones!
    • Although most falsehoods detected in this study were inconsequential, fibs do have financial implications.
    • If we can't allow Chevalier her little fibs, we might as well ban all historical fiction.
    • It is such a common fib because it is such a comforting fib.
    • Often enough, such fibs are harmless and trivial.
    • True, he made some mistakes and he told a few fibs, they tell me - but he really means well and he intends to fix things and, above all, he has a plan.
    • It's one thing to build a case on fibs only you know to be lies.
    • That means smear campaigns, dirty politics and lots and lots of fibs.
    • And, you know, what it all boils down to is just being a genuine nice guy and never get caught telling fibs.
    • He justified the fib by saying the made-up support would be more credible than self-promotion alone.
    • Sailors have long reported sightings of these waves, but reports had mainly been dismissed either as exaggeration or outright fibs.
    • There is a manuscript note by another official which comments on this minute; it refers to ‘a certain old fashioned reluctance to tell a whopping fib, or even a little fib, depending on the number of permanent inhabitants’.
    • Existence in the real world is just not possible without an occasional fib or an expertly timed falsehood.

intransitive verb fibbing, fibbed, fibbed

informal, mainly child language
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    decir mentirillas
    decir bolas informal
    • But a Cornell professor recently claimed to have established the truth of a curious proposition: We fib less frequently when we're online than when we're talking in person.
    • I had to snap her out of it somehow, so I fibbed a little.
    • Besides, you two would have given away our true intentions, so I fibbed a little, is that a crime?
    • I do admit that I fibbed a little and told her that I was a fireman instead of an ice cream man, but both professions involve driving a truck into neighborhoods and saving lives, so as far as I'm concerned it was a white lie.
    • ‘Thanks,’ Sandra fibbed, trying not to show her disappointment as she looked at the roses.
    • Seth wasn't the only person allowed to fib every now and then.
    • A Bucks source with no reason to fib claims there is no truth to the report SF Glenn Robinson is on the market.
    • I sensed he may have fibbed a bit, but I'll let you be the judge of that.
    • By the end of the apprenticeship, war had broken out and Archie volunteered for the Royal Air Force, fibbing a little about his age, so that he could get in.
    • However, in our one-to-one yesterday, sans-manager, it soon became apparent that she was fibbing big-style.
    • Unless, you know, they're fibbing a little and don't really have any confidence in their actions at all?
    • I would be fibbing if I didn't say at times that was frustrating.
    • On the other hand, if you give two differing accounts of something, it's reasonable for folks to wonder which time you were telling the truth and which time you were fibbing.
    • You said it and then that little tongue came out; that weird way you stick your tongue out between your lips like the little kid who knows he's fibbing.
    • And publicists, eager to please their clients, are still fibbing to keep their starlets young.
    • John Jay Ray says scientists are fibbing about the Greenhouse Effect.
    • I, by contrast, am fascinated by weather and believe that people claiming not to be are fibbing.
    • Perhaps he was fibbing when he said credibility was Salon's most important asset.
    • That may explain a lot - the peculiar mindset giving rise to her uneven recent work and, in turn, perhaps even that guy problem about which her friend fibbed so gently.
    • But we also ought to have some sources that won't fib or sugar-coat to appease their key demographic group.