Definition of mendacity in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɛnˈdasəti/


[mass noun]
Untruthfulness: people publicly castigated for past mendacity
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  • 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).

Words that rhyme with mendacity

audacity, capacity, fugacity, loquacity, opacity, perspicacity, pertinacity, pugnacity, rapacity, sagacity, sequacity, tenacity, veracity, vivacity, voracity

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