[men-dey-shuh s] /mɛnˈdeɪ ʃəs/
telling lies, especially habitually; dishonest; lying; untruthful:
a mendacious person.
false or untrue:
a mendacious report.
1610s, from Middle French mendacieux, from Latin mendacium “a lie, untruth, falsehood, fiction,” from mendax (genitive mendacis) “lying, deceitful,” from menda “fault, defect, carelessness in writing,” from PIE root *mend- “physical defect, fault” (see amend (v.)). The sense evolution of Latin mendax was influenced by mentiri “to speak falsely, lie, deceive.” Related: Mendaciously; mendaciousness.
[men-das-i-tee] /mɛnˈdæs ɪ ti/ noun, plural mendacities for 2. 1. the quality of being ; untruthfulness; tendency to lie. 2. an instance of lying; falsehood. /mɛnˈdæsɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. the tendency to be untruthful 2. a falsehood n. “tendency to lie,” 1640s, from Middle French mendacité and directly from Late Latin mendacitas “falsehood, mendacity,” […]
[mend] /mɛnd/ verb (used with object) 1. to make (something broken, worn, torn, or otherwise damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing: to mend old clothes; to mend a broken toy. 2. to remove or correct defects or errors in. 3. to set right; make better; improve: to mend matters. verb (used without object) 4. […]
[men-dee] /ˈmɛn di/ noun, plural Mendes (especially collectively) Mende for 1. 1. a member of a people living in Sierra Leone and Liberia. 2. a Niger-Congo language of the Mande branch spoken by the Mende people. [law-zer] /lɔˈzɛr/ noun 1. a department in S France. 2000 sq. mi. (5180 sq. km). Capital: Mende. /French lɔzɛr/ […]
[men-dl] /ˈmɛn dl/ noun 1. Gregor Johann [greg-er yoh-hahn;; German grey-gawr yoh-hahn] /ˈgrɛg ər ˈyoʊ hɑn;; German ˈgreɪ gɔr ˈyoʊ hɑn/ (Show IPA), 1822–84, Austrian monk and botanist. 2. a male given name, form of . /ˈmɛndəl/ noun 1. Gregor Johann (ˈɡreːɡɔr joˈhan). 1822–84, Austrian monk and botanist; founder of the science of genetics. He […]