(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. white lie. See falsehood. Ant., truth.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. prevarication, fabrication, misrepresentation, white lie; see lie 1 .
Syn. prevaricate, fabricate, misrepresent; see lie 1 .
See Synonym Study at lie .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
lie, white lie, half-truth, untruth, falsehood, fabrication, *cock-and-bull story, prevarication, *whopper, *crock.
ANT.: truth, fact
lie, tell a white lie, falsify, fabricate, prevaricate, *tell a whopper, *stretchthe truth, fudge.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun An untrue declaration: canard, cock-and-bull story, falsehood, falsity, fiction, inveracity, lie2, misrepresentation, misstatement, prevarication, story, tale, untruth. Informal: fish story, tall tale. Slang: whopper. See TRUE. II verb To make untrue declarations: falsify, forswear, lie2, prevaricate. Law: perjure. See TRUE.

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