Definition of mendacity in English:


Syllabification: men·dac·i·ty
Pronunciation: /menˈdasitē


  • 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).

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