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untruth

noun uk   /ʌnˈtruːθ/ us  
[C] a statement that is not true: It's not the first time that the paper has been in trouble for printing untruths about people's private lives.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest peopleUnreal things and unreality [U] the fact that something is not true: The untruth of this statement was immediately clear to me.Unreal things and unreality
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