mendacity mendacity  /mɛn ˈdæ sɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the tendency to be untruthful

Usage(s):

  1. He talked about the Administration's mendacity, its incompetence during Hurricane Katrina, its lack of transparency.
  2. We use euphemisms like mendacity and inaccuracy.
  3. It took 30 years for Truman to be appreciated, as a contrast to the artifice, theatricality, and in some cases mendacity associated with the presidency during Vietnam and Watergate.

News

  1. Men's Wearhouse falls as co. lowers guidance

    Shares of Men's Wearhouse slid Thursday as the retailer lowered its full-year earnings forecast and posted weaker-than-expected second-quarter results. THE SPARK: The seller of men's clothing and accessories ...
    on September 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Men's Wearhouse Inc. (MW) Is Sinking After Q2 Miss

    Men's Wearhouse Inc. (MW) Is Sinking After Q2 Miss
    on September 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Men's Wearhouse cuts guidance, shares fall

    The Men's Wearhouse Inc. said Wednesday that its net income fell 28 percent during the fiscal second quarter, hurt by one-time charges and an early Easter that pushed prom tuxedos rentals earlier than ...
    on September 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I think the worst feature, the worst legacy of the Howard years has been an ongoing meanness - picking out enemies, an attitude of taking no prisoners and a kind of quite ruthless mendacity in pursuing the policies of the government," Mr Jones...
    on Nov 25, 2007 By: Barry Jones Source: Brisbane Times

  2. "The documents show what official inquiries in Britain already have, that the case of weapons of mass destruction was based on thin intelligence and was used to inflate the evidence to the level of mendacity," Dodge said. "In going to war...
    on Jun 18, 2005 By: Toby Dodge Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "For him to turn around now and say we were indolent, we did nothing and we weren't responsible for any reforms is lifting political mendacity to new levels," Howard said.
    on Sep 11, 2009 By: John Howard Source: TVNZ

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