- mendacious (adj.)
- 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.
- 1. The tort is the behavior that the CPA provides mendacious audIt'statement.
- 2. However, modern scholars being against metaphysics regard traditional metaphysics as mendacious nonsense.
- 然而, 现代反形而上学家们把传统形而上学看作是无意义的虚假陈述而加以拒斥.
- 3. The mendacious beggar told a different tale of woe at every house.
- 4. She gave us a mendacious report.
- 5. There is no provision about the legal responsibility of celebrity advertising mendacious ads in our country.
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