Synonyms of lie in English

: lie1lie2

lie1


See definition of lie

noun

1‘Len's loyalty to his mates had made him tell lies’

SYNONYMS

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

half-truth, exaggeration, prevarication, departure from the truth

yarn, story, red herring, fable, myth, flight of fancy, figment of the imagination

pretence, pretext, sham

misinformation, disinformation, perjury, dissimulation, mendacity, gossip, propaganda

informal tall story, tall tale, whopper

British informal porky, pork pie, porky pie

humorous terminological inexactitude

vulgar slang bullshit

Australian NZ vulgar slang bulldust

ANTONYMS

truth, fact


verb

1‘he had lied to the police as to his whereabouts’

SYNONYMS

say something untrue, tell an untruth, tell a lie, tell a falsehood, fib, fabricate, invent a story, make up a story, falsify, dissemble, dissimulate, bear false witness

tell a white lie, prevaricate, exaggerate, stretch the truth

perjure oneself, commit perjury, forswear oneself, be forsworn

bluff, pretend, depart from the truth

deceive, delude, mislead, trick, hoodwink, hoax, take in, lead astray, throw off the scent, send on a wild goose chase, put on the wrong track, pull the wool over someone's eyes

informal lie through one's teeth, con

humorous be economical with the truth, tell a terminological inexactitude

vulgar slang bullshit

ANTONYMS

tell the truth


Synonyms of lie in English

: lie1lie2

lie2


See definition of lie

verb

1‘he was lying on a bed’

SYNONYMS

recline, lie down, lie back, be recumbent, be prostrate, be supine, be prone, be stretched out, stretch oneself out, lean back, sprawl, rest, repose, relax, lounge, loll, bask

ANTONYMS

stand

2‘her handbag lay on a chair at the other end of the room’

SYNONYMS

be placed, be set, be situated, be positioned, rest, repose, be

3‘the tiny principality which lies on the border of Switzerland and Austria’

SYNONYMS

be situated, be located, be placed, be positioned, be found, be sited, be established, be

4‘his body lies in a crypt below our headquarters’

SYNONYMS

be buried, be interred, be laid to rest, rest, be entombed

rare be inhumed, be sepulchred

5‘the difficulty lies in building real quality into the products’

SYNONYMS

consist, be inherent, inhere, be present, be contained, exist, reside, have its being, have its existence


Phrases

    give the lie to

      ‘the success of our manufactured exports gives the lie to the Opposition's portrayal of manufacturing’

      SYNONYMS

      disprove, contradict, negate, deny, refute, rebut, gainsay, belie, invalidate, prove to be false, show to be false, explode, discredit, debunk, quash, knock the bottom out of, drive a coach and horses through

      challenge, call into question

      informal

      shoot full of holes

      rare

      controvert, confute, negative

      ANTONYMS

      show to be true, verify, confirm

    lie heavy on

      ‘it was the loss of human life that lay heavy on him’

      SYNONYMS

      trouble, worry, bother, torment, oppress, nag, prey on one's mind, plague, niggle at, gnaw at, haunt

      be a burden to, burden, press down on, weigh down, be a great weight on, weigh heavily on someone's mind, cause anxiety to

      informal

      bug, aggravate

    lie low

      ‘we'll have to lie low and wait for dark’

      SYNONYMS

      hide, go into hiding, hide out, find a hiding place, conceal oneself, keep out of sight, keep a low profile, take cover, go to earth, go to ground, go underground, cover one's tracks, lurk, skulk

      informal

      hole up

      British informal

      lie doggo