[men-das-i-tee] /mɛnˈdæs ɪ ti/

noun, plural mendacities for 2.
the quality of being ; untruthfulness; tendency to lie.
an instance of lying; falsehood.
noun (pl) -ties
the tendency to be untruthful
a falsehood

“tendency to lie,” 1640s, from Middle French mendacité and directly from Late Latin mendacitas “falsehood, mendacity,” from Latin mendax “lying; a liar” (see mendacious).


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