Antonyms for true
This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term true.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, admittedly, avowedly, confessedly(adverb)
"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
this gun shoots true
To make even, level, symmetrical, or accurate, align; adjust.
We spent all night truing up the report.
He’s turned out to be a true friend.
This is true Parmesan cheese.
The true king has returned!
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
TrenchOn 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.
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