Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a false or lying manner; untruly; dishonestly.

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  • adverb In a lying or deceitful manner.

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

  • adverb in a mendacious and untruthful manner

Etymologies

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From mendacious, from Latin mendācium (probably via Middle French mendacieux), from mendax

Examples

  • Nothing symbolised this political bankruptcy better yesterday than the abject sight of Labour's Margaret Beckett and Keith Vaz joining a quartet of large and small-c conservatives – William Hague, Malcolm Rifkind, Douglas Hurd and Geoffrey Howe in a mendaciously misleading attack on AV.

    AV referendum: Building bridges | Editorial

  • I gave Karen $35 for Popcorn's DVD, mendaciously and manipulatively titled This Is the Last Dam Run of Likker I'll Ever Make, and put it on back in my cabin.

    'Chasing the White Dog'

  • I gave Karen $35 for Popcorn's DVD, mendaciously and manipulatively titled This Is the Last Dam Run of Likker I'll Ever Make, and put it on back in my cabin.

    'Chasing the White Dog'

  • But yes, obviously they were: here's another poll, less mendaciously constructed, showing no such shift at all.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • But yes, obviously they were: here's another poll, less mendaciously constructed, showing no such shift at all.

    Pro What Now?

  • It is time for the world to realize that the roots of the conflict are deep and complex not by any means as mendaciously portrayed by Israeli politicians as a war against Hamas.

    An American Expat View an Arab Christian Statement on Gaza

  • Whether you take my view (the issues of extreme immorality and violence they raise cannot be dismissed and must be addressed), or whether you take your view (those haters are deliberately, mendaciously, unremittingly smearing one of the most moral, honourable nations on earth), there is nothing ‘amusing’ or ‘fun’ about this.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Exclusive rights-of-way over the best radio spectrum are going to be needlessly, mendaciously, corruptly, and shortsightedly sold.

    Matthew Yglesias » Spectrum Management Blogging

  • There is a huge and increasing body of evidence that shows that so-called anthropogenic global warming has no basis in science, but is the product of scandalously flawed mathematical modelling based on selective data (one could say mendaciously manipulated data).

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • *** And West Bank settlements are among the most profoundly mis-reported (naively and more mendaciously) and misconceived issues within the overall Israel/Arab Muslim set of issues in the Middle East and on the planet in general, in terms of strategic and other practicalities (e.g., defensible borders), in terms of international law, and in terms of history in general, both prior to and since 1948.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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  • "'She saw him pull the stake out, she said,' Eric said mendaciously." -Club Dead, by Charlaine Harris

    February 5, 2011

  • "'Your guess is as good as mine,' I said mendaciously, and he winked at me."-Dead as a Doornail, by Charlaine Harris

    May 19, 2011