What does mendacious mean?

Definitions for mendaciousmɛnˈdeɪ ʃəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mendacious(adj)

    given to lying

    "a mendacious child"

  2. mendacious(adj)

    intentionally untrue

    "a mendacious statement"


  1. mendacious(Adjective)

    lying, untruthful or dishonest

  2. mendacious(Adjective)

    false or untrue

  3. Origin: From mendacieux, from mendacium, from mendax.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mendacious(adj)

    given to deception or falsehood; lying; as, a mendacious person

  2. Mendacious(adj)

    false; counterfeit; containing falsehood; as, a mendacious statement

  3. Origin: [L. mendax, -acis, lying, cf. mentiri to lie.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mendacious

    men-dā′shus, adj. given to lying: speaking falsely: of the nature of a lie.—adv. Mendā′ciously.—n. Mendac′ity, a tendency to lying: a habit of lying: falsehood. [L. mendax, -acis, conn. with mentīri, to lie.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mendacious in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mendacious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We are in the midst of a wave of terrorism originating from systematic and mendacious incitement regarding the Temple Mount -- incitement by Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and the Islamic Movement in Israel.

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