mendacity

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noun men·dac·i·ty \men-ˈda-sə-tē\

Definition of mendacity

plural

mendacities

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being mendacious to blow the whistle on mendacity and hypocrisy — Geoffrey Wolff

  2. 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


MENDACITY Defined for English Language Learners

mendacity

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Definition of mendacity for English Language Learners

  • : lack of honesty : the condition of being mendacious



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