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mendacity

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Synonyms and Antonyms of mendacity

  1. 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 of mendacity fable, fabrication, fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, lie, prevarication, story, tale, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), untruth, whopperWords Related to mendacity 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 of mendacity fact, truism, verity; honesty, truthfulness, veracity; authentication, confirmation, substantiation, validation, verificationAntonyms of mendacity truth

  2. 2 the tendency to tell lies you need to overcome this deplorable mendacity, or no one will ever believe anything you say Synonyms of mendacity deceit, deceitfulness, falsehood, mendaciousness, dishonesty, untruthfulnessWords Related to mendacity artifice, craft, craftiness, crookedness, cunning, dissembling, dissimulation, double-dealing, duplicity, fakery, foxiness, guile, guilefulness, insincerity, trickishness, wiliness; falseness; hypocrisyNear Antonyms of mendacity honor, incorruptibility; candidness, candor, frankness, good faith, plainspokenness, sincerity, straightforwardness; dependability, reliability, reliableness, trustworthiness; accuracy, objectivity; authenticity, correctness, genuineness; credibilityAntonyms of mendacity honesty, integrity, probity, truthfulness, veraciousness, veracity, verity


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