Synonyms of untruth in English:


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1‘her account of what had happened was a patent untruth’

lie, falsehood, fib, fabrication, deception, made-up story, trumped-up story, fake news, invention, fiction, piece of fiction, falsification, falsity, cock and bull story, barefaced lie
white lie, little white lie, half-truth, exaggeration, prevarication, departure from the truth, alternative fact
yarn, story, red herring, rumour, fable, myth, flight of fancy, figment of the imagination
pretence, pretext, sham, ruse, wile, stratagem
misinformation, disinformation, trickery, perjury, dissimulation, gossip, propaganda
informal tall story, tall tale, fairy story, fairy tale, whopper
British informal porky, pork pie, porky pie
humorous terminological inexactitude, economy with the truth
vulgar slang bullshit
Australian, New Zealand vulgar slang bulldust

2‘he was livid at the total untruth of the story’

falsity, falsehood, falseness, untruthfulness, fallaciousness, fiction, fictitiousness, inaccuracy, hollowness
mendacity, fabrication, dishonesty, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, duplicity, disingenuousness, hypocrisy, fraud, fraudulence
informal kidology
rare unveracity