Synonyms of fib in English:


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1‘you're telling a fib’


lie, untruth, falsehood, made-up story, trumped-up story, invention, fake news, fabrication, deception, piece of fiction, fiction, falsification, fairy story, fairy tale, cock and bull story

white lie, little white lie, half-truth, exaggeration, departure from the truth, alternative fact

informal tall story, tall tale, whopper

British rhyming slang pork pie, porky pie, porky

humorous terminological inexactitude


truth, fact


1‘she had bunked off school, fibbing about a sore throat’


lie, tell a fib, tell a lie, invent a story, make up a story, dissemble, dissimulate, pretend, depart from the truth

exaggerate, stretch the truth

pull the wool over someone's eyes, pull someone's leg

informal lie through one's teeth, con, kid

humorous be economical with the truth, tell a terminological inexactitude

vulgar slang bullshit


tell the truth