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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
1610-1620
Mendacious is from Latin mendax, mendac-, "lying."