lying

adjective
ly·​ing | \ ˈlī-iŋ How to pronounce lying (audio) \

Definition of lying

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: marked by or containing untrue statements : false a lying account of the accident

lying

Definition of lying (Entry 2 of 2)

present participle of lie

Synonyms & Antonyms for lying

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of lying in a Sentence

Adjective that lying son of a gun told me that the used car had never been in an accident

First Known Use of lying

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lying

Adjective

Middle English leghynge, present participle of lien to lie

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The first known use of lying was in the 14th century

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“Lying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lying. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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Kids Definition of lying

present participle of lie

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present participle of lie

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