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    Default 40 Synonyms for Lie

    Humans may not be the only species capable of deception, but were probably the most sophisticated animals when it comes to lying, and our languages contain many words to describe variations of untruth. Heres a roster of synonyms in English for referring to lies and similar creations:

    1. Bluff: a statement intended to deceive or confuse
    2. Canard: an unsubstantiated story or report
    3. Deceit: a deceptive statement
    4. Deception: A statement or action intended to mislead
    5. Distortion: a deviation from the true meaning, or an overstatement of proportion
    6. Equivocation: a misleading or confusing statement based on the possibility of differing interpretations
    7. Exaggeration: an overstatement or overemphasis
    8. Fable: a fictitious statement or story, in the sense of something made up to explain or justify an unmerited action or state of affairs
    9. Fabrication: a made-up fact or incident
    10. Fairy tale: a misleading story, especially a simplistic one that would not be expected to deceive anyone
    11. Fallacy: a deceptive or erroneous statement; also, a false idea or a flawed argument
    12. Falsehood: something untrue or inaccurate
    13. Falsification: an alteration of facts in order to deceive
    14. Falsity (see falsehood)
    15. Fib: a simple, perhaps transparent lie
    16. Fiction: an invented statement or story
    17. Half-truth: a statement with some basis in truth that nevertheless serves to deceive
    18. Humbug: a false, deceptive, or nonsensical statement
    19. Invention: a statement crafted to deceive
    20. Jive: a deceptive, insincere, or nonsensical statement
    21. Libel: a written or similarly presented lie that defames a person
    23. Mendacity: an act of lying
    23. Misconception: a poor understanding, perhaps deliberate, of a fact
    24. Misinformation: a purported fact presented with the intent to deceive
    25. Misinterpretation: a deviation from the facts or from a reasonable analysis of them
    26. Misreport: an inaccurate account
    27. Misrepresentation: an erroneous or unfair interpretation of facts
    28. Misstatement: an inaccurate or erroneous comment
    29. Myth: a perpetuated notion, belief, or tradition that is suspect or unfounded
    30. Obliquity: a deviation from the truth to obscure or confuse
    31. Perjury: a lie presented under oath
    32. Pose: a false or deceptive position or self-representation
    33. Pretense: an unsupported claim, an insincere purpose or intention, or a superficial effort
    34. Prevarication: a deviation from the truth
    35. Slander: an injuriously false statement about a person
    36. Story: a lie, or a rumor
    37. Tale: a false representation
    38. Taradiddle: nonsense (also, see fib)
    39. Untruth: a deviation from truth or the facts
    40. Whopper: an outsized lie

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    Default Mendacity....seems like ManCity hehehe na lie

    23. Mendacity: an act of lying


    ---- Idris Elba and Gabriele Union's mendacity was so real in DADDYS LITTLE GIRLS you'd think are an item.--------------------
    ;/I'll try again

    this is new to me. thanks for the list The Informer....by the way, where you at?
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    Last edited by Fashion Yaa; 21st January 2012 at 01:55 AM.

    all go to the same place ;all come from dust and to the dust all return. who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?
    ecclesiastes 3:20-21 :-x

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