Roget category 5464. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
› 4.9. Modes of communication
thing that is not,
forgery, fabrication, invention — misstatement, misrepresentation — perversion, falsification, gloss, suggestio falsi [Lat.] — exaggeration etc. 549.
invention, fabrication, fiction — fable, nursery tale — romance etc. (imagination) 515 — absurd story, untrue story, false story, trumped up story, trumped up statement — thing devised by the enemy — canard — shave, sell, hum, traveler's tale, Canterbury tale, cock and bull story, fairy tale, fake — claptrap.
press agent's yarn — puff, puffery (exaggeration) 549.
myth, moonshine, bosh, all my eye and Betty Martin, mare's nest, farce.
irony — half truth, white lie, pious fraud — mental reservation etc. (concealment) 528.
pretense, pretext — false plea etc. 617 — subterfuge, evasion, shift, shuffle, make-believe — sham etc. (deception) 545.
profession, empty words — Judas kiss etc. (hypocrisy) 544 — disguise etc. (mask) 530.
have a false meaning.
trumped up —
void of foundation,
far from the truth,
false as dicer's oaths —
ben trovato [It],
se non e vero e ben trovato [It] —
where none is meant that meets the ear"
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