lies Definition

  • 1an intentionally false statement
  • 2the position or manner in which something is situated
  • 3the way in which something is oriented or arranged

Using lies: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "lies" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He told a lie about his whereabouts last night.

  • Example

    The lies in her story were quickly exposed.

  • Example

    The book was filled with lies and inaccuracies.

  • Example

    The truth will eventually come out, so there's no point in telling lies.

lies Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for lies

Phrases with lies

  • to prove that something is false


    The evidence given by the witness gave the lie to the defendant's alibi.

  • to pretend that something is true when it is not


    He was living a lie for years, pretending to be someone he wasn't.

  • to accept an insult or injury without fighting back


    She refused to take the criticism lying down and defended herself vigorously.


Summary: lies in Brief

The term 'lies' [laɪz] refers to intentionally false statements. It can also refer to the position or arrangement of something. Examples include 'He told a lie about his whereabouts last night.' and 'The book was filled with lies and inaccuracies.' Phrases like 'give the lie to' and 'live a lie' denote proving falsehood and pretending something is true, respectively.