English Synonyms and Antonyms
Deceit is the habit, deception the act; guile applies to the disposition out of which deceit and deception grow, and also to their actual practise. A lie, lying, or falsehood, is the uttering of what one knows to be false with intent to deceive. The novel or drama is not a lie, because not meant to deceive; the ancient teaching that the earth was flat was not a lie, because not then known to be false. Untruth is more than lack of accuracy, implying always lack of veracity; but it is a somewhat milder and more dignified word than lie. Falsehood and lying are in utterance; deceit and deception may be merely in act or implication. Deception may be innocent, and even unintentional, as in the case of an optical illusion; deceit always involves injurious intent. Craft and cunning have not necessarily any moral quality; they are common traits of animals, but stand rather low in the human scale. Duplicity is the habitual speaking or acting with intent to appear to mean what one does not. Dissimulation is rather a concealing of what is than a pretense of what is not. Finesse is simply an adroit and delicate management of a matter for one's own side, not necessarily involving deceit. Compare ARTIFICE; FICTION; FRAUD; HYPOCRISY.
craft, cunning, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, delusion, dissimulation, double-dealing, duplicity, fabrication, falsehood, finesse, fraud, guile, hypocrisy, imposition, lying, prevarication, trickery, untruth
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a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
Lie, Trygve Lie, Trygve Halvden Lienoun
Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
position or manner in which something is situated
be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position
"The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
dwell, consist, lie, lie inverb
"The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
be and remain in a particular state or condition
tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive
"Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
have a place in relation to something else
"The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies"
lie down, lieverb
assume a reclining position
"lie down on the bed until you feel better"
to lie; to not tell the truth.
mari lied to the teacher.
to not tell the truth
jeffton lied to meSubmitted by rinat on June 9, 2017
nothing equals being equivalent to god the father,or john and the son of god the father except for john,the son, and the holy spirit of god the father
all of humanity is equal under god
permitted or encouraged lie if islam is benefitted
muslims may or should lie if it helps islam.Submitted by acronimous on July 14, 2020
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(Law.) be sustainable
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If they were going to give a million dollars or $5 million they really want to be able to participate, they know that the final decisions on strategy and execution still lie with me and our team.
Which is the lie? The mask, or my face?
Donald Trump and Donald Trump team lie all the time, so it's really hard to take anything Donald Trump and his team say seriously.
I will always have tremendous affection and respect for him despite the fact that -- because of a weird quirk of fate -- we ended up running for the same office at the same time, i did not run for president to stop Jeb Bush. I ran for president because I believe that America's greatest days lie ahead if we do what needs to be done right now in 2016.
Every morning, I lie in the bath and work out whether I can deal with the condition myself or whether I need medical attention at the hospital. If I misjudge it, I could die of dehydration.
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- å liggeNorwegian
- جھوٹ بولناUrdu
- nói dốiVietnamese
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