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Definition of Mendaciousness
1. [n -ES]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mendaciousness
Literary usage of Mendaciousness
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"... mendacious legends. mendaciousness (men-da'shus-nes), M. The quality of being mendacious ; a propensity to lie; the practice of lying; ..."
2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1889)
"... and I recurred to my imagination for some relief ; and then in a body they fell upon us with roars of laughter, and upbraided me for my mendaciousness. ..."
3. The New Era (1873)
"... nature, and reason, but of mendaciousness and cruelty,—a God of the catacombs and the Inquisition. How true is the remark of the great French thinker, ..."
4. The Science of Law by Sheldon Amos (1896)
"Thus, the superior guiltiness of a thief caught in the act, the conclusiveness of the trial by ordeal, the value of torture, and the habitual mendaciousness ..."
5. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1904)
"A man (he sees) may be tempted to mendaciousness for the sake of a good story. When he leaves the Mediterranean and goes out into the Atlantic, ..."