mendacity

noun men·dac·i·ty \ men-ˈda-sə-tē \
|Updated on: 27 May 2018

Definition of mendacity

plural mendacities
1 : the quality or state of being mendacious
  • to blow the whistle on mendacity and hypocrisy
  • —Geoffrey Wolff
2 : lie
  • mendacities of the singer's manager

Examples of mendacity in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of mendacity

1646

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MENDACITY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of mendacity for English Language Learners

  • : lack of honesty : the condition of being mendacious



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