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liar

[lahy-er] /ˈlaɪ ər/
noun
1.
a person who tells lies.
Origin
950
before 950; Middle English lier, Old English lēogere. See lie1, -ar1
Can be confused
liar, lyre.
Synonyms
falsifier, perjurer, prevaricator.
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Examples for liar
  • If a liar tells us that lying is wrong, this makes him a hypocrite, but it does not invalidate his claim.
  • Anyone who tells you different is a either a liar or misinformed.
  • The liar will have you thinking that maybe the dog did eat the homework.
  • It is time to add jail sentences for being proven incompetent if not a liar.
  • These same limitations also apply to many newfangled approaches to catching a liar.
  • He's a perfect example of a liar who's right in anyway.
  • If you claim you have, or claim to know someone who has, you are a filthy liar.
  • If your old employer will call you a liar when asked straight up, don't do it.
  • The beauty of this is that you can pretty much pick a number out of thin air without fear of being proved a liar.
  • To call me a liar because of this is totally out of line.
British Dictionary definitions for liar

liar

/ˈlaɪə/
noun
1.
a person who has lied or lies repeatedly
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Word Origin and History for liar
liar
O.E. leogere; agent noun from Anglian legan, W.Saxon leogan "be untruthful, lie" (see lie (v.1)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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liar in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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