Definition of "mendacity" []

  • The condition of being mendacious; untruthfulness. (noun)
  • A lie; a falsehood. (noun)
  • The tendency to be untruthful (noun)

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  • A falsehood (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "mendacity" in a sentence
  • "While Khouri's mendacity is uncontestable, Australian filmmaker Anna Broinowski thankfully has more on her mind than simply debunking her subject in Forbidden Lie$."
  • "Vic, your mendacity is so very earnest, it is amusing."
  • "In this light, George W. Bush’s mendacity is not different in kind but in ambition from that of other presidents."