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Antonyms for true

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term true.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. true(adj)

    proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment

    "out of true"

    untrue, insincere, magnetic, specious, trumped-up(a), untypical, untrustworthy, unharmonious, atypical, false, untrusty, unreal, unfaithful, mendacious, inharmonious, illegitimate, uneven, inaccurate, spurious

  2. true(adj)

    consistent with fact or reality; not false

    "the story is true"; "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement"

    specious, untypical, mendacious, inaccurate, magnetic, trumped-up(a), untrue, untrusty, spurious, inharmonious, false, unharmonious, illegitimate, insincere, unreal, untrustworthy, unfaithful, atypical, uneven

    on-key, truthful, true(a), dependable, true(p), rightful(a), dead on target, honest, genuine, lawful, unfeigned, straight, reliable

  3. true, dead on target(adj)

    accurately placed or thrown

    "his aim was true"; "he was dead on target"

    insincere, untrue, trumped-up(a), atypical, inaccurate, magnetic, inharmonious, untrustworthy, untypical, false, specious, untrusty, illegitimate, mendacious, unreal, unfaithful, unharmonious, spurious, uneven

    on-key, truthful, true(a), dependable, true(p), rightful(a), dead on target, honest, genuine, lawful, unfeigned, straight, reliable

  4. true(adj)

    devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth

    "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"

    inaccurate, unreal, uneven, illegitimate, untrue, unharmonious, unfaithful, mendacious, false, untrusty, spurious, specious, inharmonious, insincere, magnetic, untypical, trumped-up(a), untrustworthy, atypical

    on-key, truthful, true(a), dependable, true(p), rightful(a), dead on target, honest, genuine, lawful, unfeigned, straight, reliable

  5. truthful, true(adj)

    expressing or given to expressing the truth

    "a true statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful person"

    unfaithful, mendacious, specious, false, unreal, untrusty, uneven, trumped-up(a), inharmonious, illegitimate, untypical, untrustworthy, inaccurate, untrue, insincere, spurious, magnetic, unharmonious, atypical

    on-key, truthful, true(a), dependable, true(p), rightful(a), dead on target, honest, genuine, lawful, unfeigned, straight, reliable

  6. true(adj)

    conforming to definitive criteria

    "the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"; "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"

    inharmonious, inaccurate, uneven, specious, unfaithful, mendacious, unreal, unharmonious, false, illegitimate, spurious, untrusty, trumped-up(a), atypical, untypical, untrustworthy, magnetic, insincere, untrue

    on-key, truthful, true(a), dependable, true(p), rightful(a), dead on target, honest, genuine, lawful, unfeigned, straight, reliable

  7. dependable, honest, reliable, true(p)(adj)

    worthy of being depended on

    "a dependable worker"; "an honest working stiff"; "a reliable sourcSFLe of information"; "he was true to his word"; "I would be true for there are those who trust me"

    illegitimate, untrusty, false, mendacious, uneven, specious, untypical, trumped-up(a), atypical, unreal, untrue, spurious, inharmonious, magnetic, unharmonious, inaccurate, unfaithful, untrustworthy, insincere

  8. genuine, true(a), unfeigned(adj)

    not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed

    "genuine emotion"; "her interest in people was unfeigned"; "true grief"

    inaccurate, untrue, inharmonious, false, unharmonious, illegitimate, trumped-up(a), insincere, mendacious, atypical, magnetic, unfaithful, unreal, uneven, spurious, untrustworthy, specious, untrusty, untypical

  9. true(a)(adj)

    rightly so called

    "true courage"; "a spirit which true men have always admired"; "a true friend"

    inharmonious, untrusty, spurious, untypical, atypical, mendacious, specious, untrue, trumped-up(a), untrustworthy, unreal, unharmonious, magnetic, insincere, false, uneven, illegitimate, inaccurate, unfaithful

  10. true(a)(adj)

    determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles

    "true north is geographic north"

    untypical, uneven, specious, magnetic, insincere, unreal, mendacious, atypical, trumped-up(a), untrue, false, unfaithful, inaccurate, untrusty, inharmonious, spurious, illegitimate, untrustworthy, unharmonious

  11. true(a), lawful, rightful(a)(adj)

    having a legally established claim

    "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"

    magnetic, untrue, inaccurate, uneven, inharmonious, untrustworthy, unfaithful, insincere, unreal, spurious, unharmonious, trumped-up(a), untrusty, atypical, specious, false, mendacious, untypical, illegitimate

  12. on-key, true(adj)

    in tune; accurate in pitch

    "a true note"

    untypical, spurious, unfaithful, inaccurate, false, magnetic, unreal, uneven, illegitimate, specious, insincere, untrustworthy, atypical, unharmonious, trumped-up(a), untrue, untrusty, mendacious, inharmonious

    on-key, truthful, true(a), dependable, true(p), rightful(a), dead on target, honest, genuine, lawful, unfeigned, straight, reliable

  13. true, straight(verb)

    accurately fitted; level

    "the window frame isn't quite true"

    untypical, untrusty, inaccurate, untrue, trumped-up(a), inharmonious, atypical, illegitimate, untrustworthy, unfaithful, insincere, uneven, mendacious, false, unharmonious, spurious, unreal, specious, magnetic

    unbent, straight, neat, true(a), dependable, on-key, reliable, true(p), square(a), truthful, consecutive, dead on target, unfeigned, honest, square, genuine, uncoiled, unbowed, full-strength, straightforward, rightful(a), lawful

  14. true, true up(adverb)

    make level, square, balanced, or concentric

    "true up the cylinder of an engine"

    insincere, trumped-up(a), untrue, unfaithful, atypical, untypical, illegitimate, unreal, untrustworthy, untrusty, unharmonious, mendacious, inharmonious, inaccurate, false, uneven, specious, spurious, magnetic

    true up

  15. true, admittedly, avowedly, confessedly(adverb)

    as acknowledged

    "true, she is the smartest in her class"

    untrue, untrusty, untypical, false, magnetic, inaccurate, unharmonious, atypical, trumped-up(a), mendacious, unfaithful, uneven, specious, untrustworthy, unreal, inharmonious, insincere, illegitimate, spurious

    professedly, confessedly, admittedly, avowedly


  1. true(adverb)


  2. true(adjective)

    To straighten.

    this gun shoots true


  3. true(adjective)

    To make even, level, symmetrical, or accurate, align; adjust.

    We spent all night truing up the report.


  4. true(adjective)

    He’s turned out to be a true friend.


  5. true(adjective)

    This is true Parmesan cheese.


  6. true(adjective)

    The true king has returned!


  7. true(adjective)


  8. true(adjective)


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. true

    That is authentic which is true to the facts; that is genuine which is true to its own claims; as, authentic history; genuine money.

    A 'genuine' work is one written by the author whose name it bears; an 'authentic' work is one which relates truthfully the matters of which it treats. For example, the apocryphal Gospel of St. Thomas is neither 'genuine' nor 'authentic.' It is not 'genuine,' for St. Thomas did not write it; it is not 'authentic,' for its contents are mainly fables and lies.

    Trench On the Study of Words lect. vi, p. 189. [W. J. Widdleton]

    Authentic is, however, used by reputable writers as synonymous with genuine, tho usually where genuineness carries a certain authority. We speak of accepted conclusions, certain evidence, current money, genuine letters, a legitimate conclusion or legitimate authority, original manuscripts, real value, received interpretation, sure proof, a true statement, a trustworthy witness, a veritable discovery.

    apocryphal, baseless, counterfeit, disputed, exploded, fabulous, false, fictitious, spurious, unauthorized

    accepted, accredited, authentic, authoritative, authorized, certain, current, genuine, legitimate, original, real, received, reliable, sure, trustworthy, veritable

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. true(a)

    fictitious, unreliable, unhistorical, untrustworthy, inveracious, false, inaccurate, unfaithful, faithless, fickle, treacherous, erroneous, spurious, perfidious, counterfeit, adulterated

    veritable, veracious, explicit, precis, accurate, faithful, actual, loyal, genuine, pure, real

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. true(a)


    correct, exact, accurate, veritable, authentic, real, genuine, actual, veracious, truthful, loyal, stanch, steadfast, unwavering, incorruptible, trustworthy, faithful, honorable

Editors Contribution

  1. legend

    it is real

    this is a true fact

    Submitted by rinat on October 3, 2019  

How to use true in a sentence?

  1. Arabic Proverb:

    True set you free.

  2. The Times:

    No, this is not true.

  3. Safwat Musallam:

    For me it is not true.

  4. Nick Gass:

    That’s just not true.

  5. Principal Tom Kramer:

    That’s just not true.

How to pronounce true?

US English

How to say true in sign language?

  1. true

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