Definition of Mendacity

1. Noun. The tendency to be untruthful.

Generic synonyms: Untruthfulness
Derivative terms: Mendacious, Mendacious
Antonyms: Veracity



Definition of Mendacity

1. n. The quality or state of being mendacious; a habit of lying.

Definition of Mendacity

1. Noun. The fact or condition of being untruthful; dishonesty. ¹

2. Noun. A lie, deceit or falsehood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mendacity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mendacity

menarchial
menatetrenone
menatetrenones
menazon
menazons
menchildren
mend
mend fences
mend one's pace
mend one's ways
mendable
mendacious
mendaciously
mendaciousness
mendacities
mendacity (current term)
mended
mendelevium
mendeleviums
mendelian
mendelian character
mendelian genetics
mendelian ratio
mendelian trait
mendelism
mendelize
mendelizing
mender
menderies
menders

Literary usage of Mendacity

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1. Rationale of Judicial Evidence, Specially Applied to English Practice by Jeremy Bentham (1827)
"Considered in the character of an efficient cause of mendacity or bias, and thence of falsehood, a motive of any description may be termed a ..."

2. Rationale of judicial evidence, specially applied to English practice, from by Jeremy Bentham (1827)
"Considered in the character of an efficient cause of mendacity or bias, and thence of falsehood, a motive of any description may be termed a ..."

3. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"... a man has uttered wilful falsehood, in cases wherein case of mendacity no punishment awaited him, he would, in anything like to an equal ..."

4. The Principles of the Law of Evidence: With Elementary Rules for Conducting by William Mawdesley Best, John Archibald Russell (1882)
"These are mendacity in the report; misinterpretation of the language used and incompleteness of the statement. (Y) i.' 'mendacity. ..."

5. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1865)
"Surprise in Richmond—mendacity of the Telegraph.—The Story of the Rats and Mules.—Pemberton's Statement as to his Supplies.—His Explanation as to the Day of ..."

6. On Nature and Grace: A Theological Treatise, Book I, Philosophical Introduction by William George Ward (1860)
"Of course we ' feel very certain that mendacity eg and cruelty are ' wicked ; because we have ... But a ' creator, who should love mendacity and cruelty, ..."

7. Diplomatic Documents Relating to the Outbreak of the European War by James Brown Scott (1916)
"With the object of spreading the belief that Great Britain is the enemy of Islam, the German Embassy daily emits a stream of mendacity and calumny, ..."

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