Mendacious meaning

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The definition of mendacious describes a dishonest person or thing.

An example of mendacious used as an adjective is a mendacious person, a dishonest person.

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False; untrue.

A mendacious statement.

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Not truthful; lying or false.
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(of a person) Lying, untruthful or dishonest.
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Lying; untruthful.

A mendacious child.

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(of a statement etc) False or untrue.
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Origin of mendacious

From Middle French mendacieux, from Latin mendācium (“lie, untruth"), from mendāx (“lying").