Thursday, March 16, 2000
mendacious adjective [men-DAY-shuhs] Given to deception or falsehood; lying; untruthful; as, a mendacious person.
Definitions for mendacious
- Given to deception or falsehood; lying; untruthful; as, a mendacious person.
- 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.
His writings, speeches, and decisions supply crucial evidence but also contain mendacious elements, gaps, and camouflage.
Origin of mendacious
Mendacious is from Latin mendax, mendac-, "lying."