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Monday, April 22, 2002

Definitions for mendacious

  1. Given to deception or falsehood; lying; untruthful; as, a mendacious person.
  2. False; untrue; as, a mendacious statement.

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Citations for mendacious
Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, two very different men, each from a different party, were seen as mendacious and deceitful, driven to self-destructive actions by forces they could not control. Robert Shogan, The Double-Edged Sword
His writings, speeches, and decisions supply crucial evidence but also contain mendacious elements, gaps, and camouflage. Richard Breitman, Official Secrets
Origin of mendacious
Mendacious is from Latin mendax, mendac-, "lying."