[ US /ənˈtɹu/ ]
[ UK /ʌntɹˈuː/ ]
  1. not accurately fitted; not level
    off-level floors and untrue doors and windows
    the frame was out of true
  2. not according with the facts
    unfortunately the statement was simply untrue
  3. not true to an obligation or trust
    is untrue to his highest opportunity and duty
  4. (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful
    when lovers prove untrue
    a false friend
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How To Use untrue In A Sentence

  • That statement is untrue; in fact the opposite is the case.
  • There were lurid allegations made, which he says are untrue. Times, Sunday Times
  • Since a criminal investigation is involved here she must be most careful to ensure that she is truthful at all times about what has happened and that she does not become embroiled in cobbling up an untrue explanation of events which might later become the subject of evidence under Oath in the Crown Court. Archive 2008-11-30
  • If Hitchens were to read this, his ears would bleed at the sememe carried in ‘untrue’.
  • Carne (who had taken most kindly to the fortune which made him an untrue Englishman) clapped his breast with both hands; not proudly, as a Frenchman does, nor yet with that abashment and contempt of demonstration which make a true Briton very clumsy in such doings; while Daniel Tugwell, being very solid, and by no means “emotional” — as people call it nowadays — was looking at him, to the utmost of his power Springhaven
  • It appears that what I said was untrue, but I did not knowingly lie to you.
  • He told the jury the woman's story was untrue.
  • This certainly chimes with my experience of having put a number of specific allegations about supposedly untrue stories to the paper.
  • Police yesterday said a rumour that Mr Trotter was involved in the dismissal of three employees from his firm was untrue.
  • The presence of ‘rue’ in ‘untrue’ would have appealed to a poet of Southwell's microcosmic bent, and his choice suggests that he was a careful and aware rhymer.
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