- mencken, h. l.,
- mend one's fences,
- mend one's ways,
- mendel's first law
Origin of mendacious
Examples from the Web for mendacious
They created well-intentioned rules—which most mendacious lobbyists have found a way to ignore legally.Former Lobbyist Jack Abramoff On Congressional Travel Disclosure|Jack Abramoff|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ross Douthat wrote in The New York Times that the media coverage of the bill was “mendacious” and “hysterical.”Are Opponents of Arizona's Anti-Gay Law Eager to Deceive?|Kirsten Powers|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why call his speech before the United Nations “defamatory and venomous… full of mendacious propaganda?”
Erdogan's description of Israeli behavior toward the Palestinians as "genocidal" is mendacious and inflammatory.
But too few Democrats—and almost no media commentators—have countered the mendacious right-wing storyline.
Reuben—the mendacious Reuben—had done very well with his summer stock—very well indeed.The History of David Grieve|Mrs. Humphry Ward
She felt that he was covering retreat in one direction by a mendacious advance in another.Pray You, Sir, Whose Daughter?|Helen H. Gardener
Most of them include the mendacious narrative of the pretended descent of the Mississippi.La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West|Francis Parkman
Now, the mendacious man, as we agreed, is the man who can speak falsely whenever he chooses.
Every mendacious word is a wrong, excepting only when the occasion arises of defending oneself against violence or cunning.The Basis of Morality|Arthur Schopenhauer
1610s, from Middle French mendacieux, from Latin mendacium "a lie, untruth, falsehood, fiction," from mendax (genitive mendacis) "lying, deceitful," from menda "fault, defect, carelessness in writing," from PIE root *mend- "physical defect, fault" (see amend (v.)). The sense evolution of Latin mendax was influenced by mentiri "to speak falsely, lie, deceive." Related: Mendaciously; mendaciousness.