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1. lying

noun. ['ˈlaɪɪŋ'] the deliberate act of deviating from the truth.

Synonyms

  • falsification
  • misrepresentation
  • prevarication
  • fibbing
  • fabrication

Antonyms

  • understatement
  • truthfulness
  • unequivocalness
  • unambiguity

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lie (English)
  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Lying

  • indemnifying
  • semidrying
  • retrying
  • decrying
  • undying
  • denying
  • defying
  • trying
  • spying
  • prying
  • frying
  • drying
  • crying
  • vying
  • tying
  • tieing
  • sighing
  • shying
  • dying
  • dyeing
  • buying
  • eyeing

How to spell lying? Is it lysing? Or lyeing? Common misspellings are:

  • lysing
  • lyeing

Example sentences of the word lying


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Place your forearm on a table in front of you with your hand lying pinky-side down on the surface.

Quotes containing the word lying


1. Success is always something completely different to people. I feel like I've succeeded, if I'm doing something that makes me happy and I'm not lying to anybody.
- Kristen Stewart

2. Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

3. Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.
- William Faulkner

2. low-lying

adjective. lying below the normal level.

Synonyms

  • sea-level

Antonyms

  • natural elevation
  • tall

3. lying-in

noun. concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child.

Synonyms

  • labour
  • obliquity
  • premature labor
  • uterine contraction
  • maternity
  • parturition
  • childbed
  • premature labour
  • confinement
  • asynclitism
  • birthing
  • travail
  • gestation
  • pregnancy
  • birth
  • parturiency
  • giving birth
  • effacement

Antonyms

  • honesty
  • paternal
  • declassification
  • middle

4. low-lying

adjective. having a small elevation above the ground or horizon or sea level.

Antonyms

  • highland
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