mistruth

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mis- +‎ truth.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mistruth (countable and uncountable, plural mistruths)

  1. Untruth; falsehood.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 81:
      In my brief stay in Johannesburg, I had left a trail of mistruths and, in each case, the falsehood had come back to haunt me.