Synonyms of fib in English:


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1‘you're telling a fib’

lie, untruth, falsehood, made-up story, trumped-up story, invention, fake news, fabrication, deception, piece of fiction, fiction, falsification, fairy story, fairy tale, cock and bull story
white lie, little white lie, half-truth, exaggeration, departure from the truth, alternative fact
informal tall story, tall tale, whopper
British rhyming slang pork pie, porky pie, porky
humorous terminological inexactitude

truth, fact


1‘she had bunked off school, fibbing about a sore throat’

lie, tell a fib, tell a lie, invent a story, make up a story, dissemble, dissimulate, pretend, depart from the truth
exaggerate, stretch the truth
pull the wool over someone's eyes, pull someone's leg
informal lie through one's teeth, con, kid
humorous be economical with the truth, tell a terminological inexactitude
vulgar slang bullshit

tell the truth