mendacious mendacious  /mɛn ˈdeɪ ʃəs/


  1. (adj) given to lying
  2. (adj) intentionally untrue


  1. The CFO style maybe lush but he cannot be mendacious nor can he dither on the agreed clauses.
  2. The warlord's accusations are mendacious and are only being made to divert attention from the human rights violations.



  1. Mr Bradshaw added he was not surprised the BMA's petition had attracted so many signatures given the "misleading and mendacious" nature of its campaign.
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Ben Bradshaw Source: BBC News

  2. "In this regard, it is critical that wise counsel should prevail and these talks should be allowed to run their natural course," Biti said. "History will judge harshly those who were insincere, mendacious or negotiated with other agendas...
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: Tendai Biti Source: Zimbabwe Times

  3. the word most often used to describe him, but that is on the mild end of an adjectival spectrum that includes tortured, angry, gauche, uncomfortable, volatile and "routinely roasted in the media as a semi-autistic, mendacious...
    on Feb 22, 2010 By: Andrew Rawnsley Source: New York Times

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