ASL sign for: lie

Definition: To speak falsely or utter untruth knowingly, as with intent to deceive.

The handshape is a generational/regional variation. Either the horizontal handshape "1" or "B" is correct.

This plural sign may mean 1) lying more than once; 2) a tendency of lying, depending on the context and sentence-level meaning.

Related signs: DISHONEST.

Sentence example

Gloss: /\TRUST-ix1/\ WAVE-NO. IX1 LIE++.

English equivalent: Don't trust him. He's lying.

Remind to use: correct spatial reference and topicalization.

Printable for lie

ASL printable for lie