un mendacious

mendacious

[men-dey-shuhs]
adjective
1.
telling lies, especially habitually; dishonest; lying; untruthful: a mendacious person.
2.
false or untrue: a mendacious report.

Origin:
1610–20; < Latin mendāci- (see mendacity) + -ous

mendaciously, adverb
mendaciousness, noun
unmendacious, adjective
unmendaciously, adverb


1, 2. veracious.
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mendacious
1610s, from M.Fr. mendacieux, from L. mendacium "a lie," from mendax (gen. mendacis) "lying, deceitful," related to menda "fault, defect, carelessness in writing" (cf. amend, mendicant), from PIE base *mend- "physical defect, fault." The sense evolution of mendax influenced by mentiri "to speak falsely,
lie, deceive."
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