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Synonyms

lie

noun

something that you say or write that is not true and that you know is not true

invention

noun

a story, excuse etc that is not true

falsehood

noun

formal a statement that is not true

untruth

noun

formal a lie

misinformation

noun

false or incorrect information, especially when it is intended to trick someone

fabrication

noun

a story or piece of information that someone fabricates

white lie

noun

a lie told to avoid making someone upset, not for your own advantage or in order to harm someone else

half-truth

noun

a statement that is only partly true or that gives only some of the facts

a tissue of lies

a story that is just a series of lies

fairy tale

noun

a story or explanation that someone has invented in order to make people believe something that is not true

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a crock (of shit)

old-fashioned something that you do not believe or accept

a pack of lies

a story that has nothing true in it

baloney

noun

informalspoken nonsense or lies

bluff

noun

an attempt to give a false idea to someone about what you intend to do, or about the facts of a situation, especially in order to gain an advantage

BS

noun

Americanimpolite bullshit

bull

noun

mainly Americaninformal something someone says that is stupid or not true

bullshit

noun

impolite something someone says that is stupid or not true

cobblers

noun

Britishvery informal something that you think is silly or not true

codswallop

noun

Britishinformal something that is silly or not true

concoction

noun

a story that is intended to make people believe something that is not true

cover

noun

a false story that is used for hiding who someone really is

cover story

noun

a false story that someone tells in order to hide who they are or what they are doing

disinformation

noun

false information that is intended to make people believe something that is not true

fib

noun

informal a lie about something that is not important

flannel

noun

Britishinformal talk that deliberately avoids dealing with a subject honestly or directly

jive

noun

Americanold-fashioned something that someone says that you do not believe is true

line

noun

a remark, excuse, or explanation that is not sincere or true

mendacity

noun

very formal lies

porky

noun

Britishinformal a lie

put-on

noun

mainly Americaninformal an attempt to make someone believe something that is not true

shit

noun

impolite something that is not true or sincere

slander

noun

something bad that you say about someone that is not true and may damage their reputation

smear

noun

an attempt to damage someone’s reputation by telling lies about them

smear campaign

noun

a series of attempts to damage someone’s reputation by telling lies about them

snow job

noun

mainly Americanvery informal a lie that you tell in order to persuade someone to do or to believe something

subterfuge

noun

formal the use of lies and tricks

whopper

noun

informal a lie

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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