distortion of the truth

distortion of the truth

noun deceitfulness, exaggeration, fabrication, faking, falsehood, falsity, garbling, lie, lying, mendacity, misconstruction, misinterpretation, misrepresentation, mythomania, perfidy, perversion, sophistry, spuriousness, untruthfulness
Associated concepts: perjury, uttering a false statement
See also: perjury
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Incensed by what he suspects to be a distortion of the truth, Cook reads volumes two and three in a single afternoon (no mean feat) and, in disgust, blows them to smithereens with a musket.
This I believe to be a significant distortion of the truth because the refugees themselves are fleeing in fear for their own wellbeing and from persecution at the hands of governments and others in their homeland.
The important thing is that the president has decided to take a stand and made it clear to the career hard-liners that he will not be intimidated by their alarmism and distortion of the truth.
Her Majesty is livid at the distortion of the truth and betrayal.
This is a distortion of the truth, which is that there was an international financial crisis brought about by reckless banking practices.
This study is a distortion of the truth, an assault on consumer energy choice and property rights by the monopoly utilities and certain allies on the Commission," said Jeff Cantin, president of the Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association.
Mother Agnes condemned the international community, press and world mass media's ignorance of the massacres committed by terrorists and the distortion of the truth of what is happening in Syria.
The campaign they are running is imbalanced and their campaign literature presents a total distortion of the truth.
And the family is set to be reunited for the contest that will fulfil a moral obligation to see if Saturday night's result was a distortion of the truth.
One statement by an Israeli spokesperson struck me as a distortion of the truth.
He cautioned against black allegations, media deception and the deliberate distortion of the truth to sully the image of Bahrain and influence international opinion.
The allegation is a complete distortion of the truth.