Part of speech: adjective

  1. given to or characterized by dishonesty; lying; untruthful

Examples of


in a sentence

  • The mendacious politician was known for spreading false information to gain support.
  • The witness’s mendacious testimony led to a miscarriage of justice in the trial.

Did you Know?

Mendacious comes from the Latin word mendāx, meaning “lying” or “false.” Something described as mendacious is characterized by a tendency to deceive or be dishonest. It is often used to describe people or statements that lack truthfulness and are intended to mislead others. Recognizing and challenging mendacious behavior can help maintain trust and integrity in interpersonal and public communication.

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