Definition of liar in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪə


A person who tells lies: the man was a notorious liar [with modifier]: Shelley wasn’t a good liar
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  • The liars, the traitors, the thugs, and the outlaws cannot be handed the destiny of a nation like India.
  • They should not be abandoned to the tender mercies of manipulative liars and gold-diggers.
  • In a world full of liars, cheaters and the deceitful, who has always given me honesty?
deceiver, fibber, falsifier, teller of lies, teller of untruths, perjurer, false witness, fabricator, equivocator, prevaricator, spinner of yarns;
informal storyteller
rare fibster


Old English lēogere (see lie2, -ar4).

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