Men*da"cious (?), a. [L. mendax, -acis, lying, cf. mentiri to lie.]

1.

Given to deception or falsehood; lying; as, a mendacious person.

2.

False; counterfeit; containing falsehood; as, a mendacious statement.

-- Men*da"cious*ly, adv. -- Men*da"cious*ness, n.

 

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