- a person who speaks falsely; liar.
- a person who speaks so as to avoid the precise truth; quibbler; equivocator.
Origin of prevaricator
Related Words for prevaricatorperjurer, trickster, fibber, deceiver, falsifier, storyteller, phony, promoter, fabulist, cheat, fabricator, maligner, equivocator, deluder
Examples from the Web for prevaricator
Historical Examples of 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
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).