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mendacity

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noun men·dac·i·ty \men-ˈda-sə-tē\

Simple Definition of mendacity

  • : lack of honesty : the condition of being mendacious

Full Definition of mendacity

plural men·dac·i·ties

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being mendacious

  2. 2 :  lie

Examples of mendacity

  1. <highly fictionalized memoirs in which the facts were few and the mendacities many>

  2. <you need to overcome this deplorable mendacity, or no one will ever believe anything you say>



1646

First Known Use of mendacity

1646


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