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I thought of this riddle myself. Feedback is appreciated.

My prefix is meta.

My suffix is better.

My infix holds the key.

I lie, as you can see.

What am I?

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    $\begingroup$ ROT13: Jbhyq gur gnt "yvnef" or nccebcevngr urer? KQ $\endgroup$ – NL628 Apr 21 '18 at 21:06
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    $\begingroup$ @NL628 reading the tag description for the one you suggest, I don't think it fits here... $\endgroup$ – puzzledPig Apr 22 '18 at 6:15
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I think this riddle is

Untrustworthy.

My prefix is meta:

"Un" is a real prefix, unlike many Riley riddles where the prefix is a word e.g. "ham" in the original riddle.

My suffix is better:

Or in other words, "worthy".

My infix hold the key:

Like assets held in a "trust"

The title claims that this is "no Riley! Honest!"

But it lies, because it is untrustworthy.

Also:

“I thought of this riddle myself” links to Riley’s riddle, another untruth.

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    $\begingroup$ This is along the right lines, but not the answer I was expecting. It would likely be "worthier" if it were, since "good" would be "worthy". $\endgroup$ – wizzwizz4 Apr 22 '18 at 16:21
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    $\begingroup$ +1 because you have a good answer and because your rep is 666... $\endgroup$ – NL628 Apr 22 '18 at 16:35
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My prefix is meta.

dis is a real prefix (similar to @anything’s post) used to mean the opposite of what it’s a prefix of. It also means to insult (a variant spelling of diss).

My suffix is better.

Being honest yourself is better than dissing others.

My infix holds the key.

Only one can be the key

I lie, as you can see.

The puzzle is a classic Riley riddle; the title is a lie. Hence, you are the opposite of what you claim; you are dishonest.

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  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately, I've forgotten the intended answer to this riddle. I don't think your clue 3 is right, though, but the solution seems along the right lines. $\endgroup$ – wizzwizz4 Feb 17 at 13:02
  • $\begingroup$ A laptop failure took out my answer sheet, and my backup copy isn't readily accessible. In theory I have access to the information, and at some point could come back and declare a winner, but right now I cannot. (Also, both the aforementioned statement and this current one are lies, to ensure that this comment cannot be interpreted as part of a puzzle.) $\endgroup$ – wizzwizz4 Feb 17 at 13:12
  • $\begingroup$ @wizzwizz4 Does rot13(hagehgushy be hansvgushy) ring a bell? $\endgroup$ – Ébe Isaac Feb 17 at 13:15
  • $\begingroup$ No, but gur gvgyr orvat n pyhr does. $\endgroup$ – wizzwizz4 Feb 17 at 13:19
  • $\begingroup$ @wizzwizz4 Is it rot13(habevtvany)? $\endgroup$ – Ébe Isaac Feb 17 at 14:23
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New Answer

SELF-RIGHTEOUS

My prefix is meta.

SELF - META?

My suffix is better.

RIGHTEOUS - morally right, better than bad

My infix holds the key.

RIGHT - Being Self-righteous means always thinking you're right. Or being right may be the key to getting this answer right?

I lie, as you can see.

Someone who is self-righteous may lie to feel better about themselves

Previous answer

DENIGRATE :( wrong answer...

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    $\begingroup$ This is incorrect. $\endgroup$ – wizzwizz4 Feb 17 at 14:39

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