Synonyms and Antonyms of mendacity
1 a statement known by its maker to be untrue and made in order to deceive highly fictionalized “memoirs” in which the facts were few and the mendacities many Synonyms fable, fabrication, fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, lie, prevarication, story, tale, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), untruth, whopperRelated Words distortion, exaggeration, half-truth; ambiguity, equivocation, obliquity; defamation, libel, slander; perjury; bluff, fiction, pose, pretense (or pretence); humbug, jive, nonsense; canard, fallacy, misconception, myth; falsification, misinformation, misreport, misrepresentation, misstatement; deceit, deceitfulness, dishonesty, duplicity, fraudulenceNear Antonyms fact, truism, verity; honesty, truthfulness, veracity; authentication, confirmation, substantiation, validation, verificationAntonyms truth
2 the tendency to tell lies you need to overcome this deplorable mendacity, or no one will ever believe anything you say Synonyms deceit, deceitfulness, falsehood, mendaciousness, dishonesty, untruthfulnessRelated Words artifice, craft, craftiness, crookedness, cunning, dissembling, dissimulation, double-dealing, duplicity, fakery, foxiness, guile, guilefulness, insincerity, trickishness, wiliness; falseness; hypocrisyNear Antonyms honor, incorruptibility; candidness, candor, frankness, good faith, plainspokenness, sincerity, straightforwardness; dependability, reliability, reliableness, trustworthiness; accuracy, objectivity; authenticity, correctness, genuineness; credibilityAntonyms honesty, integrity, probity, truthfulness, veraciousness, veracity, verity
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