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Synonyms for lying
ˈlaɪ ɪŋly·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lying

    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, lie, prevarication, trickery, untruth

    candor, fair dealing, frankness, guilelessness, honesty, openness, simplicity, sincerity, truth, veracity

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  1. lying

    mendacious, false, untrue, untruthful

    true, veracious

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. lying, prevarication, fabricationnoun

    the deliberate act of deviating from the truth

    fictionalisation, fabrication, manufacturing, evasiveness, assembly, manufacture, equivocation, lie, fictionalization, fiction, prevarication, fable

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  1. mythomane

    not telling the truth; not being worthy

    Submitted by anonymous on January 21, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. lyingadjective

    false, mendacious, untruthful, untrue

  2. lyingnoun


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  1. lyingadjective

    untruthful, false, mendacious, deceitful

  2. lyingnoun

    falsehood, lie, untruth, mendacity, fabrication, fiction

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  1. List of paraphrases for "lying":

    lie, liar, lied, lies, elongate, iie, mens

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  1. Mark Savchuk:

    So, all in all we obviously don't [think] she is a hero, come on, it's ridiculous. She said herself that ‘we have been lying to you for years,’ we are not even sure if she is ‘for real’ to be honest, because in Russia s--t like that doesn't happen. But in either case it was useful on allied countries of Russia.

  2. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    A Life without meaning is equal to Death. It's like lying in your grave except that you still have Breath.

  3. Bill Nettles:

    The one thing you can clearly take away from this was, he had been lying to a lot of people that he loved for a long time, and so he had obviously gotten to be pretty good at it, if he went in there and they believed him, then he would have likely been found not guilty. But once they decide that he’s willing to put himself out there and they don’t believe him, that’s kind of a tough hill to get over.

  4. Chris Cuomo:

    You know, I'm always careful when I talk to media, you know? do you know how many f----- phone calls I've gotten from people at ABC who say that reporters are calling and lying about things they heard about me totry to get stories about me when I was at ABC? Guys calling and saying, 'I heard he's the Charlie Rose of ABC, used to invite women to the hotel and open uphis bathrobe.' Do I look like the kind of f----- guy who's gotta do that?

  5. Joe Scarborough:

    There’s a commandment against the lying.

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