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Synonyms for lying
ˈlaɪ ɪŋly·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

    Synonyms:
    craft, cunning, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, delusion, dissimulation, double-dealing, duplicity, fabrication, falsehood, finesse, fraud, guile, hypocrisy, imposition, lie, prevarication, trickery, untruth

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lying

    Synonyms:
    mendacious, false, untrue, untruthful

    Antonyms:
    true, veracious

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lying, prevarication, fabricationnoun

    the deliberate act of deviating from the truth

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

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Editors Contribution

  1. mythomane

    not telling the truth; not being worthy

    Submitted by anonymous on January 21, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lyingadjective

    Synonyms:
    false, mendacious, untruthful, untrue

  2. lyingnoun

    Synonyms:
    falsehood

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lyingadjective

    Synonyms:
    untruthful, false, mendacious, deceitful

  2. lyingnoun

    Synonyms:
    falsehood, lie, untruth, mendacity, fabrication, fiction

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lying":

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

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How to use lying in a sentence?

  1. Kyle Rittenhouse:

    It was frustrating because I knew it was all lies. And I was like there is none of that. I’m not a White supremacist or a racist, what the media is saying. And there's nothing to show that and it's just disappointing. I'm like they're supposed to report the truth and the facts, yet, they're out here lying.

  2. Kevin Nicholson:

    I was extraordinarily frustrated with Democrat politicians like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Tammy Baldwin too, who were undermining Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton progress there by lying about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton progress, my patience was done. That was it.

  3. Megan Tobey:

    He is the same person today as he was 22 years ago. He’s still getting into trouble. He’s still in a gang. He’s still lying. And he still feels no shame, guilt or remorse for his action, we need Julius Jones to be held responsible.

  4. Hernando Gustavo Velazquez:

    Here we have not seen any extortion, in Honduras, when they threaten to kill you for not paying for protection, they're not lying.

  5. Benny Gantz:

    When I was lying in the muddy trenches with my soldiers during freezing winter nights, you, Benjamin Netanyahu, left Israel in order to learn English and practice it at fancy cocktail parties.


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