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liar

[ lahy-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF liar

Synonyms for liar

  • cheat
  • con artist
  • perjurer
  • phony
  • storyteller
  • deceiver
  • dissimulator
  • equivocator
  • fabricator
  • fabulist
  • falsifier
  • fibber
  • maligner
  • misleader
  • prevaricator
  • promoter
  • trickster
  • deluder
  • fabler
  • false witness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LIAR

The Stick was no liar, he said; it was he who had lied to them; he had let them think that this was his father's Stick.

"Then is my color a liar, uncle; but I am not," Napoleon insisted.

A warehouse of facts, with poet and liar in joint ownership.

I denounce this person as a liar, and impeach him as a coward.

Called a liar and a lunatic, Bernadette was threatened with imprisonment.

What was he but a troth-breaker, a liar—and that in strong fact, not in feeble tongue?

Now I believe noting at all—no one who is not a fool or a liar can believe.

The schoolmaster remembered that he had been a liar and a bully.

He didn't dare tell the truth, that would mean he was calling the man a liar.

You never was meant for a liar, old man; you make a mighty poor fist at it.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old English leogere "liar, false witness," agent noun from Anglian legan, West Saxon leogan "be untruthful, lie" (see lie (v.1)). "The form in -ar is probably in imitation of the refashioned forms such as scholar for scoler and pillar for piler." [Barnhart]

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LIAR

fabricator

nounforger
  • coiner
  • counterfeiter
  • distorter
  • fabulist
  • faker
  • falsifier
  • fibber
  • liar
  • prevaricator
  • storyteller
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