- a person who speaks falsely; liar.
- a person who speaks so as to avoid the precise truth; quibbler; equivocator.
Origin of prevaricator
Examples from the Web for prevaricator
You are a prevaricator, for you tell things which are not so.Mother West Wind's Children
Thornton W. Burgess
I'm not after sayin' me father was a prevaricator—no, indeed!Over the Seas for Uncle Sam
She was not alone a dunce when it came to acting, she was a prevaricator as well.The Girls of Central High Aiding the Red Cross
Gertrude W. Morrison
"Hampton's a prevaricator," he said gravely, as he looked down into the merry blue eyes turned up to him.Judith of Blue Lake Ranch
He was not willingly a prevaricator, and hated thoroughly to make explanations concerning it.Sister Carrie
Word Origin and History for prevaricator
c.1400, from Old French prevaricator and directly from Latin praevaricator "sham accuser; unfaithful advocate," agent noun from past participle stem of praevaricari (see prevaricate).