Wednesday Word for March 11, 2020

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Today’s Word

Part of Speech

adjective

Definition

  1. Telling lies, especially habitually; dishonest; lying; untruthful.
  2. Deception, falsehood, or divergence from absolute truth.
  3. Insincere; inclined to tell falsehoods.

History

First used in 1616, from the Latin mendac-, mendax.

Synonyms

dishonest, lying, untruthful

Antonyms

honest, truthful, veracious

Usage and Examples

Here are a couple of examples:

  • Jack told mendacious tales of his adventures.
  • John gave mendacious reports.

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