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Meaning of MENDACITY

Pronunciation:  men'dasitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the tendency to be untruthful
 

MENDACITY is a 9 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Antonyms: veracity
 
 See Also: untruthfulness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Men*dac"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Mendacities}. [L.
mendacitas.]
1. The quality or state of being mendacious; a habit of
   lying. --Macaulay.

2. A falsehood; a lie. --Sir T. Browne.

Syn: Lying; deceit; untruth; falsehood.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: blague, boggling, caviling, cock-and-bull story, credibility gap, dishonesty, dodging, equivocation, exaggeration, fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, farfetched story, farrago, fib, fibbery, fibbing, fiction, fish story, flam, flimflam, ghost story, half-truth, hedging, legal fiction, lie, little white lie, lying, mendaciousness, mythomania, pious fiction, prevarication, pseudology, quibbling, shifting, sidestepping, slight stretching, story, tale, tall story, tall tale, taradiddle, trumped-up story, truthlessness, untruth, untruthfulness, unveraciousness, white lie, yarn
 

 

 

 

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