from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lying; untruthful: a mendacious child.
- adj. False; untrue: a mendacious statement. See Synonyms at dishonest.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. lying, untruthful or dishonest
- adj. false or untrue
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Given to deception or falsehood; lying.
- adj. False; counterfeit; containing falsehood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Given to lying; speaking falsely; falsifying.
- Having the character of a lie; false; untrue: as, a mendacious report; mendacious legends.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. intentionally untrue
- adj. given to lying
The bigger the unit you deal with, the hollower, the more brutal, the more mendacious is the life displayed.
The suggestion that 40 million people died because of the power of words might seem trite until one recalls the mendacious blabberings of the leaders of a war we are still fighting.
Perhaps the term 'mendacious' could be added to Romanus's list.
The first hour of the hearing was dominated by Department of Public Health head Mitchell Katz's "mendacious" set of statistics, followed by the uber-flack Sam Singer saying that everything was okay.
And here he exposes himself as just the kind of mendacious, chicaning, empty bag of wind he has always appeared to be.
During six months spent by the "mendacious" Pinto on the island, the imitative people made no fewer than six hundred match-locks or arquebuses.
By the way - though I imagine you were merely trying to denigrate others and be oh so cute - the word is "mendacious" … not "mendoucheous", which isn't even phonetically correct.
Stepahnie, what you write has value, but it glosses over the fact that there are millions, yes, millions, of your fellow citizens who HAVE behaved in a very prudent risk averse manner, and they are going to get hammered along with everyone else, and policies which exacerbate the exposure the risk averse to hammering caused by the behavior of the imprudent/mendacious discourages prudent risk averse behavior in the future.
You end up with the mendacious garbled into incoherence.
Brooks is a mendacious, lying, pimp-shit of the “have-more” class, which exemplifies the very attitude of entitlement it exploits for profit by attributing it to the “have-nots”
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