This page is about the doublespeak term untruth
Meaning: a lie
- The opposition leader shouted, "The prime minister has just told a blatant untruth!"
- The case for going to war was based on falsehoods, untruths and fabricated evidence.
Also "falsehood", "fabrication", "invention", "falsification", "half-truth", etc. These words are often used by politicians in order to avoid legal or other problems that can arise from using the word "lie".
"His statement included several untruths" means he
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Contributor: Matt Errey