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English definition of “mendacity”


noun [U]     /menˈdæs.ə.ti/ US  /-t̬i/ formal
the act of not telling the truth: Politicians are often accused of mendacity.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
(Definition of mendacity noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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