Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Contrary to truth.
  • adj. Given to falsehood; mendacious. See Synonyms at dishonest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not giving the truth; providing untrue facts; lying.
  • adj. Pertaining to falsehood; corrupt; dishonest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not truthful; unveracious; contrary to the truth or the fact.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not truthful; wanting in veracity; contrary to the truth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not expressing or given to expressing the truth

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Examples

  • After the debate, Daniels said his sharp responses at times came because he couldn't let Long Thompson get away with what he called her untruthful statements on the tax issue.

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  • That resolution also, through amendment, accuses me of what is termed untruthful propaganda that the Latino Congress says is intended to incite violence against immigrants.

    CNN Transcript Sep 6, 2006

  • The Kumaonees have been described as untruthful but honest.

    Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877

  • Bad credit card no annual fee you see the continents as downstream subconsciously or awhile endocrine tome on workbooks you see the massage for dividend parking as separately pondering or remotely untruthful, that is, cancel you bargaining to borrower or page for values.

    Rational Review

  • TEHRAN -- A senior Iranian official said Monday that two U.N. nuclear inspectors have been banned from working in Iran after filing "untruthful" reports on the Islamic Republic's controversial nuclear program.

    Iran bans 2 IAEA inspectors from entering Iran

  • In June, Iran barred two inspectors after accusing them of publishing "untruthful" reports and disclosing classified information.

    Iran says U.N. watchdog sending spies as inspectors

  • This kind of untruthful speech creates a hierarchy of neediness in which the person offering the illusion of friendship but withholding its actuality holds all the power of manipulation.

    TELLING THE TRUTH

  • "He plays more a political than a judicial game," charges Anton Harber, coeditor of the Weekly Mail, a muckraking newspaper that has been censured by the judge for relying on "untruthful" sources in its coverage of political violence.

    Keeper Of The Conscience

  • Tina Chou's account of this affair is somewhat different -- the problem was that the authorities claimed that she had filed an "untruthful" report.

    ESWN on AP's Use of Beijing Propaganda

  • The ad then accuses Obama of being "hypocritical," cites Obama ads that have been called untruthful by FactCheck. org and ABC News, and concludes, "He promised better.

    Sadly, Mostly True

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