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liar

[ lahy-er ]

noun

  1. a person who tells lies. lie.

    Synonyms: perjurer, falsifier, prevaricator



liar

/ ˈlaɪə /

noun

  1. a person who has lied or lies repeatedly


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Word History and Origins

Origin of liar1

before 950; Middle English lier, Old English lēogere. See lie 1, -ar 1
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Example Sentences

“When you meet with the FBI, who I cross-examine and call liars all the time, you can imagine it was a very difficult meeting,” Silvert said.

Instead of labeling lie after lie, perhaps social media should focus on figuring out how to reduce the audience for liars.

They figured if everyone was lying, at least they could elect a liar who claimed he’d lie for them.

From Fortune

Fact-checking worked because, in theory, politicians could be shamed by being called out as liars.

From Vox

His eye is not on the facts at all, as the eyes of the honest man and of the liar are, except insofar as they may be pertinent to his interest in getting away with what he says.

From Vox

The root of the word irony is in the Greek eironeia, “liar.”

Liar "I sometimes wish I could be anonymous and just walk down the street like everybody else."

This is an agency that spied on the very committee investigating it and whose current director is an admitted liar.

Their last hope for saving humanity, Eugene, turned out to be a liar with no idea how to stop the zombie virus.

What should have been a moment of reckoning for a selfish, serial liar instead ended with us pitying him.

While he grieved over the loss of our little one, you conceived a vile plot to 'get even,' Oh, you—liar!

I let him go on, exulting in the discovery that he was a liar, for I knew that it pushed me a step towards recovery.

I am grateful—voyons—if anybody ever says Aristide Pujol is ungrateful, he is a liar.

But the Whig chiefs were not men to be duped by the professions of so notorious a liar.

In vain you may know him to the core—know him a liar, a comedian—he manages always to get the better of you with his stories.

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