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untruth

noun     /ʌnˈtruːθ/
[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
(Definition of untruth noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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