Definitions for liarˈlaɪ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

li•arˈlaɪ ər(n.)

  1. a person who tells lies.

Origin of liar:

bef. 950; ME lier, OE lēogere. See lie1, -ar1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. liar, prevaricator(noun)

    a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. liar(noun)ˈlaɪ ər

    sb who tells lies

    a liar and a thief


  1. liar(Noun)

    one who tells lies.

  2. Origin: From lier, from leogere, from leogan, equivalent to . Cognate with Lügner, lygari. More at lie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Liar(noun)

    a person who knowingly utters falsehood; one who lies

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. liar

    1. One who tells the truth about something that never happened; hence, a poet, a preacher, a politician, or an Arctic explorer. 2. An expert witness on the side of the Prosecution, or any witness called by the Defense. 3. One who reasons far ahead of his time; a seer. (As all combinations of facts must occur in endless time, the liar, no matter how absurd his statement, is uttering a truth, because he is stating a fact that has occurred or will occur at some future date. Thus, a liar, in the sense of one who utters a falsehood, can not be said, strictly speaking, to exist. As dirt is merely nectar in the process of evolving, so a liar is an observer born out of his time. He is the victim of a divine prank.)

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who tells lies, especially as a habit

You can't trust what she says; – she's such a liar.

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