[ men-dey-shuhs ]
/ mɛnˈdeɪ ʃəs /
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telling lies, especially habitually; dishonest; lying; untruthful: a mendacious person.
false or untrue: a mendacious report.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
OTHER WORDS FROM mendaciousmen·da·cious·ly, adverbmen·da·cious·ness, nounun·men·da·cious, adjectiveun·men·da·cious·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for mendacious
Sadly, a significant number of House and Senate members appear dim and perhaps were led astray by more mendacious members.
"I won't hurt you, my little man," he added, with the affable mendaciousness of his craft.A Flat Iron for a Farthing|Juliana Horatia Ewing