Meaning of “untruth” in the English Dictionary

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"untruth" in British English

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uk /ʌnˈtruːθ/ us /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.

[ U ] the fact that something is not true:

The untruth of this statement was immediately clear to me.

(Definition of “untruth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)