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

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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)
Translations of “liar”
in Arabic كاذِب…
in Korean 거짓말쟁이…
in Portuguese mentiroso, -a…
in Catalan mentider, -a…
in Japanese うそつき…
in Chinese (Simplified) 骗子,说谎者…
in Turkish yalancı…
in Russian лгун…
in Chinese (Traditional) 騙子,說謊者…
in Italian bugiardo, -a…
in Polish kłamca…
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