There are 2 main definitions of lying in English:


Line breaks: lying
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪɪŋ
present participle of lie2


Not telling the truth: he’s a lying, cheating, snake in the grass
More example sentences
  • Getting out of that situation was the absolute nadir of my barefaced lying career.
  • This fear of God's rejection is not only caused by the lying accusations of the devil.
  • I SO much want to tell him what a lying bastard he is and how much his hostile betrayal hurt me.



More example sentences
  • Immigration has reached ‘a crunch point,’ he lyingly claimed, before extolling the draconian measures already taken by his government to restrict immigration.
  • Days later the army arrives with the coffin, pompously and lyingly informing the family that ‘the deceased was the victim of a terrorist attack.’
  • ‘I'd have to talk to my mom, but it sounds fun’ said Jacob half lyingly.

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