untrue Definition

  • 1not in accordance with fact or reality; false
  • 2not faithful or loyal

Using untrue: Examples

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

  • Example

    The statement made by the politician was untrue.

  • Example

    It is untrue that all snakes are venomous.

  • Example

    She accused him of being untrue to her.

  • Example

    He was found guilty of being untrue to his country.

untrue Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for untrue

Phrases with untrue

  • to seem false or not believable


    Her story about winning the lottery rang untrue, and we later found out she had lied.

  • not being true to one's own beliefs, values, or character


    He felt he was being untrue to himself by pretending to like a job he hated.

  • a person's real character or intentions, especially when they are revealed in a way that is surprising or disappointing


    After the scandal broke out, the politician's true and untrue colors were revealed.


Summary: untrue in Brief

'Untrue' [ˌʌnˈtruː] means something that is not in accordance with fact or reality, or someone who is not faithful or loyal. It is often used to describe statements or claims that are false or dishonest, as in 'The statement made by the politician was untrue.' 'Untrue' can also be used in phrases like 'ring untrue,' which means to seem false or not believable.

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