What Is Another Way to Say “Not True”?

Looking for synonyms for not true? We’ve got you covered!

Here’s a list of other ways to say not true.

  • False
  • Untrue
  • Fabricated
  • Fictitious
  • Incorrect
  • Misleading
  • Deceptive
  • Erroneous
  • Unfounded
  • Unverifiable
  • Bogus
  • Fallacious
  • Inaccurate
  • Spurious
  • Unreliable
  • Misrepresented
  • Illusory
  • Counterfeit
  • Specious
  • Apocryphal

Want to learn how to say not true professionally? Keep reading for examples and use cases.

1. False

Used to describe statements or claims that are fundamentally incorrect or untrue.
Example: “The report contained false information about the company’s earnings.”

2. Untrue

Appropriate for statements or beliefs that are not in accordance with facts or reality.
Example: “The rumors circulating about the merger were completely untrue.”

3. Fabricated

Used when information or data is made up or artificially created, often to deceive.
Example: “The evidence presented in the case was later found to be fabricated.”

4. Fictitious

Appropriate for something created or imagined, not representing reality.
Example: “The account in his memoir was largely fictitious and exaggerated.”

5. Incorrect

Suitable for statements, answers, or data that are wrong or not accurate.
Example: “The calculations in the financial report were incorrect.”

6. Misleading

Used when information is likely to cause someone to have a wrong idea or impression.
Example: “The advertising campaign was criticized for being misleading about the product’s features.”

7. Deceptive

Appropriate for actions, statements, or appearances that are likely to deceive.
Example: “The company’s deceptive marketing practices led to a lawsuit.”

8. Erroneous

Used to describe something that is wrong or incorrect due to mistakes or misunderstandings.
Example: “The manager made an erroneous decision based on incomplete data.”

9. Unfounded

Suitable for claims or accusations that lack evidence or basis in reality.
Example: “The allegations against the employee were unfounded and dismissed.”

10. Unverifiable

Used when information or claims cannot be proven or verified as true or false.
Example: “The sources of the information were unverifiable, raising questions about its validity.”

11. Bogus

Appropriate for something that is fake or not genuine, often used informally.
Example: “The company was selling bogus software licenses.”

12. Fallacious

Suitable for arguments or reasoning that are logically unsound or misleading.
Example: “The report was based on fallacious reasoning and inaccurate data.”

13. Inaccurate

Used for information, descriptions, or statements that are not completely correct or precise.
Example: “The client pointed out several inaccurate figures in our presentation.”

14. Spurious

Appropriate for claims or ideas that are false but designed to seem plausible or true.
Example: “The spurious correlation in the data led to incorrect conclusions.”

15. Unreliable

Used to describe information or sources that cannot be trusted or depended upon.
Example: “The test results from the lab were unreliable due to procedural errors.”

16. Misrepresented

Suitable for information that is presented in a way that is false or misleading.
Example: “The company’s financial status was misrepresented in the press release.”

17. Illusory

Appropriate for perceptions or impressions that are false or not based on reality.
Example: “The success of the project was illusory, as the metrics used were misleading.”

18. Counterfeit

Used for items or documents that are made to look like genuine ones, in order to deceive.
Example: “The counterfeit currency was detected in the bank’s routine checks.”

19. Specious

Suitable for arguments or explanations that seem plausible, but are actually false.
Example: “His justification for the delay was specious and unconvincing.”

20. Apocryphal

Appropriate for stories or statements that are widely circulated but of doubtful authenticity.
Example: “The apocryphal story about the company’s founder has been debunked.”

Linda Brown