Definitions for liarˈlaɪ ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who tells lies.
Origin of liar:
bef. 950; ME lier, OE lēogere. See lie1, -ar1
a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb who tells lies
a liar and a thief
one who tells lies.
Origin: From lier, from leogere, from leogan, equivalent to . Cognate with Lügner, lygari. More at lie.
a person who knowingly utters falsehood; one who lies
The Roycroft Dictionary
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.)
Translations for liar
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.
- mentirosoPortuguese (BR)
- lhář, -kaCzech
- der LügnerGerman
- løgner; løgnhalsDanish
- دروغ گوFarsi
- دروغ گوPersian
- klamár, -kaSlovak
- 愛說謊的人Chinese (Trad.)
- kẻ nói dốiVietnamese
- 说谎的人Chinese (Simp.)
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