Meaning of “liar” in the English Dictionary

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"liar" in British English

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liarnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlaɪ.ər/ us /ˈlaɪ.ɚ/

B2 someone who tells lies:

He's such a liar - you can't trust a word he says.
[ as form of address ] You liar - I never touched it!

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  • I never trust anything he says - the man's an inveterate liar.
  • Anthony's a pathological liar.
  • New evidence from a self-confessed liar was not enough to justify a retrial.
  • She had the temerity to call me a liar.
  • I'm not calling you a liar - I'm just suggesting that you misunderstood the facts of the situation.

(Definition of “liar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"liar" in American English

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liarnoun [ C ]

us /ˈlɑɪ·ər/

a person who has just told a lie or who regularly lies

(Definition of “liar” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)