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MENDACIOUS : given to or characterized by deception or falsehood or divergence from absolute truth

Examples:

The newspaper story was mendacious and hurtful.

Indeed, the racist and Malthusian elements in Darwin's work are subjects on which the new secularists are either silent, delicate, or mendacious. —Eugene McCarraher, Commonweal, 15 June 2007


Etymology:
Latin mendac-, mendax, lying

First Known Use: 1616

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