What is another word for falsehoods?

Pronunciation: [fˈɒlshʊdz] (IPA)

Falsehoods are known as dishonest statements or information that is not true or accurate. There are several synonyms for this word that can be used interchangeably depending on the context, including lies, untruths, fabrications, deceit, deception, fraud, and misinformation. All these terms refer to something that is not genuine or accurate, and they are used to describe the act of purposely misleading an individual or group of people. Falsehoods negatively impact the credibility and trustworthiness of a person or entity, and it is important to use synonyms appropriately to convey the severity of the deception.

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Usage examples for Falsehoods

Mr. Rawlinson also had a compassionate soul and was sensible of Fatma's situation, but certain statements which she made struck him as being downright falsehoods.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
I have given you a suggestion of what befell me in Jericho; since then you have heard distorted truths, or more probably vicious falsehoods, from another source.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey
In vain I tried to persuade myself that by this untruth, I had cut short any further conversation on the subject, and perhaps the necessity of telling other falsehoods, I cannot get rid of the painful feeling that I have wronged my friend who has so much right to hear the truth.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse

Famous quotes with Falsehoods

  • The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people. have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty.
    William Cobbett
  • It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
    Margaret Fuller
  • We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
    Hesiod
  • Partial truths or half-truths are often more insidious than total falsehoods.
    Samuel P. Huntington
  • Total falsehoods can be easily exposed for what they are by citing exceptions to their claims. Hence, they are less likely to be accepted as the total truth.
    Samuel P. Huntington

Related words: false statements, false messages, false propaganda, accurate statements, truthfulness

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