Something meant to deceive or mistakenly accepted as true:
An act of swindling; trick; cheat; fraud
An absurd or highly improbable tale passed off as being true.
A false statement; lie
(Uncountable) The characteristic of being untrue.
Something untrue; a lie.
The definition of a hoax is a deception, intended to trick or mislead.
A fabricated thing; esp., a falsehood, false excuse, etc.
(Informal) A lie, especially one that is more or less inconsequential.
The definition of a rumor is gossip, or a story that is not confirmed but is being discussed.
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Lack of veracity; untruthfulness
Characters with silly names or names with obvious meanings (the characters may even comment on the meanings of their or other characters’ names)
Proper alignment or adjustment:
Find another word for canard. In this page you can discover 26 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for canard, like: exaggeration, lie, swindle, cock-and-bull story, falsehood, falsity, untruth, hoax, fabrication, fib and rumor.