splendide mendax

Latin quotation from Horace

splen·​di·​de men·​dax ˌsplen-di-ˌdā-ˈmen-ˌdäks How to pronounce splendide mendax (audio)
: nobly false : untruthful for a good cause

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“Splendide mendax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splendide%20mendax. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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