What does mendacity mean?

Definitions for mendacity
mɛnˈdæs ɪ timen·dac·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mendacitynoun

    the tendency to be untruthful


  1. mendacitynoun

    The fact or condition of being untruthful; dishonesty.

  2. mendacitynoun

    A lie, deceit or falsehood.

  3. Etymology: From post-classical mendacitas, from mendax.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mendacitynoun


    Etymology: from mendax, Latin.

    In this delivery there were additional mendacities; for the commandment forbid not to touch the fruit, and positively said, Ye shall surely die; but she, extenuating, replied, Lest ye die. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. i.


  1. mendacity

    Mendacity is the act of being untruthful, dishonest, or deceitful; a tendency or disposition to lie. It refers to the quality of being false or lying.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mendacitynoun

    the quality or state of being mendacious; a habit of lying

  2. Mendacitynoun

    a falsehood; a lie

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mendacity in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mendacity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of mendacity in a Sentence

  1. George Conway:

    It's so maddening to watch, the mendacity, the incompetence, it's just maddening to watch. The tweeting is just the way to get it out of the way, so I can get it off my chest and move on with my life that day. That's basically it. Frankly, it's so I don't end up screaming at her about it.

  2. Chris Cuomo:

    If fact [checking] is anything, we've never had anybody with the level of mendacity that he has. Not even close, it's in the eye of the beholder.

  3. Bertrand Russell:

    One of the chief obstacles to intelligence is credulity, and credulity could be enormously diminished by instructions as to the prevalent forms of mendacity. Credulity is a greater evil in the present day than it ever was before, because, owing to the growth of education, it is much easier than it used to be to spread misinformation, and, owing to democracy, the spread of misinformation is more important than in former times to the holders of power.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    This is the president’s mendacity continuing to a degree that is really quite remarkable.

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    The Democrats raise mendacity to an art form.
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