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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.

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. Judith Butler:

    When some people rejoin with 'All Lives Matter' they misunderstand the problem, but not because their message is untrue. It is true that all lives matter, but it is equally true that not all lives are understood to matter, which is precisely why it is most important to name the lives that have not mattered, and are struggling to matter in the way they deserve, if we jump too quickly to the universal formulation, 'all lives matter,' then we miss the fact that black people have not yet been included in the idea of 'all lives.'.

  2. Philip Andonian:

    That allegation is completely untrue. A process server lawfully served the papers on Mo Brooks' wife, as the federal rules allow.

  3. Scott Wiener:

    This bill does not prohibit the sale of the Bible – that’s an argument that we’ve heard – that’s untrue, it does not in any way prohibit free speech. It doesn’t prohibit anyone from speaking with a counselor, including a religious counselor regarding their sexual orientation, as long as no money is exchanged, as long as no services are sold.

  4. H. L. Mencken:

    The Gettysburg speech was at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history...the highest emotion reduced to a few poetical phrases. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous. But let us not forget that it is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it. Put it into the cold words of everyday. The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination -- that government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves.

  5. Jeffrey Tambor:

    Playing Maura Pfefferman on ‘Transparent’ has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life, what has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago. I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue.

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