Sunday, October 02, 2011
Definitions for mendacity
- A tendency to lie; untruthfulness.
- An instance of lying; falsehood.
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Citations for mendacity
This was my introduction to a lifetime of mendacity. I too must learn to say these gorgeous untruths.
If divorce had presented itself as the dastardly antithesis of all this, it could easily have been cast onto the other pan of the scales, along with betrayal, illness, thieving, assault and mendacity.
Origin of mendacity
Mendacity is derived from Latin mendax "lying, deceitful," which is related to menda "fault, defect, carelessness in writing."