Have you told any lies today? Remember: “if you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
Mendacity [men-das-i-tee] (noun):
1. Untruthfulness, tendency to lie.
2. An instance of lying, falsehood.
She knew she couldn’t believe someone who had mendacity flowing in his bloodstream. She simply smiled and walked away.
Share an example of the way you would use today’s word.
13 thoughts on “Word of the Day — Mendacity”
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He had the mendacity to pretend he actually knew how use the word in a sentence.
Haha! At least he tries 🙂
His arrogance and mendacity led him to his own doom when he stood before the jury and gave a false testimony, thereafter finding himself in prison, convicted of perjury.
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the power of the whole truth told can inspires a creative energy within our soul
Never even knew that was a word, but it sounds like it could be useful in writing 😀
truth without tenderness is dishonesty
You use words so well! I look forward to your posts.
Thank you 🙂 🙂
There’s a great passage about mendacity in Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
I am not being mendacious when I tell you that you have been tagged, http://newauthoronline.com/2014/02/10/omg-ive-been-tagged/