- Untruthfulness: people publicly castigated for past mendacityMore example sentences
lying, untruthfulness, dishonesty, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, dissembling, insincerity, disingenuousness, hypocrisy, fraud, fraudulence, double-dealing, two-timing, duplicity, perjury, perfidy; untruth, fictitiousness, falsity, falsehood, falseness, fallaciousness, hollowness• informal kidologyIrish • informal codology• humorous economy with the truth, terminological inexactitude• rare unveracity
- Deceit, avarice and mendacity seem to be the main qualities displayed by successive governments and that leads to unsafe times for us little folks.
- Three hours is an awful long time in the cinema just to have that condescending truism lowered on us - in any case distorted and exaggerated to the point of mendacity.
- This is a statement shot through with mendacity.
mid 17th century: from ecclesiastical Latin mendacitas, from mendax, mendac- 'lying' (see mendacious).