Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that tells lies.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who lies; a person who knowingly utters falsehood; one who deceives by false report or representation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A person who knowingly utters falsehood; one who lies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who tells lies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English lier, from Old English lēogere ("liar, false witness, hypocrite"), from lēogan ("to lie, deceive, belie, betray, be in error, charge falsely"), equivalent to lie +‎ -er. Cognate with German Lügner ("liar"), Icelandic lygari ("liar"). More at lie.

Examples

  • Because of the emotional impact of the label liar, be sure to label the behavior, not the child i.e., “What you said is a lie” versus “You are a liar!”

    It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend

  • Because of the emotional impact of the label liar, be sure to label the behavior, not the child i.e., “What you said is a lie” versus “You are a liar!”

    It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend

  • Because of the emotional impact of the label liar, be sure to label the behavior, not the child i.e., “What you said is a lie” versus “You are a liar!”

    It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend

  • Because of the emotional impact of the label liar, be sure to label the behavior, not the child i.e., “What you said is a lie” versus “You are a liar!”

    It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend

  • He stared at her intently, as if the word liar were printed across the bridge of her nose.

    Sweet Dalliance

  • He stared at her intently, as if the word liar were printed across the bridge of her nose.

    Sweet Dalliance

  • Stated income loans only deserve the moniker "liar loans" because they were abused by banks and given to borrowers who lacked the income to qualify full doc.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Stated income loans only deserve the moniker "liar loans" because they were abused by banks and given to borrowers who lacked the income to qualify full doc.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Stated income loans only deserve the moniker "liar loans" because they were abused by banks and given to borrowers who lacked the income to qualify full doc.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • And so now, the fact that Giannoulias accurately called a liar a liar is made out to be as equally bad as the actual lying because OH MY STARS AND GARTERS YOU HAVE INFLAMMED DAVID GREGORY'S SENSE OF PROPRIETY!

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

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