A falsehood uttered or acted for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth; an untruth spoken with the intention to deceive.
A fiction; a fable; an untruth.
To utter falsehood with an intention to deceive; to say or do that which is intended to deceive another, when he a right to know the truth, or when morality requires a just representation.
n.: A very poor substitute for the truth, but the only one discovered to date.
a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
a deliberately false statement, typically made with an intent to deceive
a deliberate mistruth
a knowingly false statement deliberately presented as being true with the intent to decieve
a statement that has nothing whatsoever to do with the truth
A lie is an untruthful statement made to someone else with the intention to deceive. To lie is to say something one believes to be false with the intention that it be taken for the truth by someone else.