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Synonyms for lying


1. lying, prevarication, fabrication, falsification, misrepresentaation
usage: the deliberate act of deviating from the truth


1. lie, be
usage: be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
2. lie
usage: be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
3. dwell, consist, lie, belong, lie in, exist, be
usage: originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
4. lie, be
usage: be and remain in a particular state or condition; "lie dormant"
5. lie, misinform, mislead
usage: tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
6. lie, rest, be
usage: have a place in relation to something else; "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies"
7. lie down, lie, change posture
usage: assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better"


1. lying(prenominal), mendacious, untruthful (vs. truthful)
usage: given to lying; "a lying witness"; "a mendacious child"
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