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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Any suggestion to the contrary is a gross distortion of the truth.
The Tories are aware that real jobs are in short supply and their boasts about record employment numbers are a distortion of the truth when many workers are on zero-hours contracts.
This in no way justifies anti-Semitism in Poland, just as it does not justify distortion of the truth by Israeli leaders."
In practice, propaganda entails the distortion of the truth.
THE assertion by Margaret Phelps of Penarth recently in the Western Mail that 63% of the electorate did not vote for Brexit in the referendum is a total distortion of the truth.
The vast majority (92 percent) of professionals cited "fake news" as the most challenging ethical threat, followed by the purposeful distortion of the truth (91 percent).
'Although the terms fake news and misinformation also imply a willful distortion of the truth, we do not make any claims about the intent of the purveyors of the information in our analyses.
Manama: Saudi Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Talal has dismissed reports that his father, Talal Bin Abdul Aziz, was in hospital, saying they were a complete distortion of the truth.
The report clearly proves that the Qatari authorities have yet to understand that Saudi Arabia does not have the slightest willingness to tolerate the altering of agreements and facts, as evidenced in the distortion of the truth regarding the call received by the Crown Prince from the Emir of Qatar a few minutes after it was over, the official added, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Even a politician would be embarrassed by such a distortion of the truth. For a start, the sell-a-kidney, highway robbery cartel of data rooming rip-offs and piracy that the phone companies used to mug unsuspecting travellers for years was not stopped as a result of them suddenly finding religion.
We wish to place on record that the allegations are both malicious and a deliberate distortion of the truth. Minister Peters as a shareholder in Prasa has the responsibility to ensure that Prasa delivers on its core mandate and that such delivery is underpinned by prudent and good governance principles.
Pendine Park spokesman Gwynfor Jones branded the report "grossly unfair" and a "distortion of the truth" after the home voluntarily took in extra patients following the closure of the nearby Plas y Bryn home in Bontnewydd in January.