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How to imply the opposite of the truth?

Asked by: Melissa Hood

When you say the opposite of the truth?

If you say something that isn’t true, you are broadcasting a lie.

What does the opposite of the truth mean?

Opposite of the quality or state of being true. falsity. erroneousness. error. fallaciousness.

What’s another word for not telling the truth?

Some common synonyms of lie are equivocate, fib, palter, and prevaricate. While all these words mean “to tell an untruth,” lie is the blunt term, imputing dishonesty.

Is lie the opposite of truth?

The opposite of truth is an interpretation of perceived reality that lacks credibility due to the small number of people who agree on it. A lie, falsehood, delusion, misconception are a few words that describe the opposite pole of what truth is.

Is falsehood the opposite of truth?

The opposite of a truth is falsehood.

What are 5 antonyms for truth?

antonyms for truth

  • falsehood.
  • falseness.
  • flaw.
  • imperfection.
  • imprecision.
  • inaccuracy.
  • inexactness.
  • dishonesty.

What is the opposite of being honest?

What does dishonest mean? Dishonest is the opposite of honest—it’s used to describe someone or something as intentionally deceptive or not fully truthful in some way.

What is the opposite meaning of deceitful?


Deceitful is the opposite of honest.

Is dishonesty the same as lying?

A Definition of Dishonesty

The difference lies only in the use of ‘expressing’ in place of the more demanding ‘saying’. While dishonesty is more inclusive than lying, it is not equivalent to seeking to cause someone to believe that p when one knows p to be untrue.

What do you call a deceitful person?

Some common synonyms of deceitful are dishonest, mendacious, and untruthful. While all these words mean “unworthy of trust or belief,” deceitful usually implies an intent to mislead and commonly suggests a false appearance or double-dealing.

How do you describe a shady person?

If someone is acting shady they could be acting dim or dark towards you. Shade in shadows creates distortions in reality just like when a person is shady toward you they distort the truth. Some other words that mean shady are; questionable, vague, dim, shadowy, indistinct, dark, dusky, and shaded.

What is a nice way to call someone a liar?

Mendacious. Definition: likely to tell lies. Probably the best fancy way to describe a liar is mendacious.

What do you call a person who Cannot be trusted?

suspect. adjective. something or someone that is suspect cannot be trusted or believed.

What we call a person who doubts everything?

skeptic. / (ˈskɛptɪk) /

What is a word for lack of trust?

Distrust is defined as a lack of trust or confidence. 3. 0. doubt (related) Uncertainty, disbelief.

What is another word for shady?

What is another word for shady?

suspicious dubious
questionable suspect
fishy unethical
unscrupulous devious
dishonest disreputable

What is duplicitous speech?

Definition of duplicity

deceitfulness in speech or conduct, as by speaking or acting in two different ways to different people concerning the same matter; double-dealing.

Is Shady a bad word?

According to the Dictionary of American Slang the current connotation of shady describes a dishonest, unethical or untrustworthy individual. A similar definition of shady describes an uncertain, unreliable or stupid person (Cassell’s Dictionary of Slang).

What is another word for underhanded?

Some common synonyms of underhanded are clandestine, covert, furtive, secret, stealthy, and surreptitious. While all these words mean “done without attracting observation,” underhanded stresses fraud or deception.

What does the phrase backhanded mean?

Definition of backhanded

1 : indirect, devious especially : sarcastic a backhanded compliment. 2 : using or made with a backhand.

What is a synonym for deception?

Some common synonyms of deception are double-dealing, fraud, subterfuge, and trickery.