canard canard  /kə ˈnɑrd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a deliberately misleading fabrication

Usage(s):

  1. To promote the canard that the troubles of the Arab world are rooted in the Palestinians' misfortune does great harm.
  2. In a world where winners get endorsements and losers work for the ski patrol, Miller actually believes in that old Olympic canard that it's playing the game that counts.
  3. But the canard is tilted more steeply than the main wing, so it loses lift first.

News

  1. Column: Charges of racism harm character

    A respondent to one of my letters stated Tea Partiers and Republicans hate facts. I believe that is a factually unsupportable canard.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marshfield News Herald

  2. The Trey Canard Movie Released On iTunes

    In The Beginning: The Trey Canard Story is one of the most inspiring stories to hit the motocross film market. It is a must see and now it is now available on iTunes!
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Cycle News

Quotes

  1. "If Ms. Regan did make the charge that a Jewish cabal was conspiring against her, she clearly stepped over the line by employing the age-old anti-Semitic canard that Jews conspire against non-Jews," ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman said....
    on Dec 19, 2006 By: Abraham Foxman Source: USA Today

  2. "When we are acquitted, the question of the justification for this orgy of self-directed largesse will finally replace, as the real issue, the malignant canard of possible criminal behavior by the present defendants," wrote Black, long noted for...
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: Conrad Black Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "This electability thing is a canard; it doesn't amount to a hill of beans," Mr. Clinton told a crowd of several thousand people. "What you need to figure out is, who would be the best president."
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: Bill Clinton Source: New York Times

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