What does untrue mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. untrueadjective

    not according with the facts

    "unfortunately the statement was simply untrue"

  2. untrueadjective

    not true to an obligation or trust

    "is untrue to his highest opportunity and duty"-Bruno Laske

  3. out of true, untrueadjective

    not accurately fitted; not level

    "the frame was out of true"; "off-level floors and untrue doors and windows"

  4. false, untrueadjective

    (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful

    "a false friend"; "when lovers prove untrue"


  1. untrueadjective

    False; not true.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Untrueadjective

    By what construction shall any man make those comparisons true, holding that distinction untrue. Richard Hooker.

    That a vessel filled with ashes, will receive the like quantity of water, that it would have done if it had been empty, is utterly untrue, for the water will not go in by a fifth part. Francis Bacon.

    I cannot break so sweet a bond,
    Unless I prove untrue;
    Nor can I ever be so fond,
    To prove untrue for you. John Suckling.

    Flora commands those nymphs and knights,
    Who liv’d in slothful ease, and loose delights:
    Who never acts of honour durst pursue,
    The men inglorious knights, the ladies all untrue. Dryden.


  1. untrue

    Untrue refers to something that is not in accordance with fact or reality; not accurate, correct, or genuine; false or incorrect. It can describe a statement, belief, or information that is not based on or conforming to reality or factual truth. It also can refer to something misleading, deceptive, or not being what it purports to be.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Untrueadjective

    not true; false; contrary to the fact; as, the story is untrue

  2. Untrueadjective

    not faithful; inconstant; false; disloyal

  3. Untrueadverb



  1. Untrue

    Untrue is the second album by the producer known as Burial. It was released on 5 November 2007 as a 13-track Digipack CD and a nine-track 2xLP from which some of the beatless pieces were edited. The album marked a development in Burial's sound; it employed pitch-shifted and time-stretched vocal samples in many tracks, in comparison to his previous mostly instrumental work. It was named the third best album of the decade by Resident Advisor.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Untrue

    un-trōō′, adj. not true: false: not faithful: disloyal: not in accordance with a standard.—ns. Untrue′ness, state of being untrue; Untru′ism, something palpably untrue.—adv. Untru′ly, not truly, falsely.—n. Untruth, falsehood: a lie.—adj. Untruth′ful.—adv. Untruth′fully.—n. Untruth′fulness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of untrue in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of untrue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of untrue in a Sentence

  1. Mama June:

    The statement of me dating a sex offender is totally untrue.

  2. Buckingham Palace:

    However, for the avoidance of doubt, any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.

  3. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.:

    It strikes me as gruesome and comical that in our culture we have an expectation that man can always solve his problems. This is so untrue that it makes me want to cry--or laugh.

  4. Sam Mirzai:

    The article made it seem like it was a UVA-only problem and that people were accepting of it, i think that's blatantly untrue.

  5. Richard Nixon, discussing Watergate:

    I was not lying. I said things that later on seemed to be untrue.

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