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lie, untruthful statement, falsehood; deception; counterfeit
lie, prevaricate, tell a falsehood


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lie

(n.) = lie ; fabrication ; mendacity ; fib ; fibbing ; untruth ; false pretence ; deceptiveness ; porky.
Ex: Just because the facts don't support his views, he threatens, slanders, lies, obfuscates and charges 'lies, hypocrisy and cruelty'.
Ex: The author looks at fabrication, falsification and plagiarism in scientific research.
Ex: In light of his ongoing record of mendacity, it is puzzling why anyone would continue to take him seriously.
Ex: Democracy's most acute failures tend to result from power brokers who tell big fibs about the distribution of power.
Ex: When it comes to fibbing, women are far ahead of their male counterparts, a new survey has revealed.
Ex: Untruth brings about ill reputation and indignity.
Ex: That is what he does now, only now there is a lot of palaver and humbug and pretense of deliberation, which the bill proposes to continue, but which everybody can see would be a false pretense.
Ex: In some cases, public figures are famous because of their lies; in other cases, their renown obscures the universality of deceptiveness.
Ex: Why would he make up such porkies in order to make me look like some dangerous boy racer who deserved to get knocked off his bike?.
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* aunque parezca mentira = amazingly enough ; believe it or not ; incredibly ; incredible though it may seem ; incredibly enough ; incredible as it may seem ; strange though it may seem ; strange as it may seem ; although it may seem strange ; although it may seem incredible.
* contar una mentira = tell + a lie ; tell + a porky.
* decir una mentira = tell + a lie ; tell + a porky.
* de mentira = make-believe.
* detector de mentiras = polygraph ; lie detector.
* difundir mentiras = spread + lies.
* gran mentira = big fat lie.
* la mentira = lying.
* maraña de mentiras = web of lies ; web of deception.
* mentira descarada = blatant lie ; bare-faced lie.
* mentira histórica = historical fabrication.
* mentira inocente = white lie.
* mentira (muy) gorda = big fat lie.
* mentira piadosa = white lie ; civil lie.
* por muy mentira que parezca = incredibly ; incredible though it may seem ; strangely enough ; incredibly enough ; incredible as it may seem ; strange though it may seem ; strange as it may seem ; although it may seem strange ; although it may seem incredible.
* propagar mentiras = spread + lies.
* trama de mentiras = tissue of lies.
* una sarta de mentiras = a sackful of lies ; a pack of lies.
* vivir una mentira = live + a lie.
(v.) = lie ; fib.
Ex: He accused her of lying when they said she was at the movies when she had called in sick.
Ex: She also fibbed about the place the wedding took place - citing a country town when they were married in a city registry office.
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* el mentir = lying.
* ¡En qué lío cada vez más complicado nos metemos al mentir! = O what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!.
* mentir como un bellaco = lie through + Posesivo + teeth ; lie + straight-faced.
* mentir descaradamente = lie through + Posesivo + teeth.



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