adjective, un·tru·er, un·tru·est.

  1. not true, as to a person or a cause, to fact, or to a standard.
  2. unfaithful; false.
  3. incorrect or inaccurate.


  1. incorrect or false
  2. disloyal
  3. diverging from a rule, standard, or measure; inaccurate

adj.Old English untreowe “unfaithful” (of persons), from un- (1) “not” + true (adj.). Cf. Middle Dutch ongetrouwe, Middle Low German ungetruwe, Old High German ungitriuwi, Old Norse utryggr. Meaning “contrary to facts” is attested from c.1300.

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