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noun as in insincerity

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In the film, based on Jennifer Vogel’s memoir Flim Flam Man, Jennifer comes to believe her father’s mendacity is “wedded to his shame and disappointment.”

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Besides the mendacity of it all, such a scheme misses the obvious truth that “the audience has a mind of its own.”

Within this maelstrom of mendacity lies an urgent film that dares to convey the black experience in America: Dear White People.

Rush soon moved out of apology mode in any event, casting himself as a victim of media mendacity.

The destruction of a for-profit enterprise is always noble; its defense always carries the whiff of mendacity.

His new book, The Mendacity of Hope, argues that Obama has betrayed liberalism and the Constitution.

A surprising person Henri, with his worn uniform and his capacity for kindly mendacity.

"Of course, I didn't really think she was my aunt," he said, with the easy mendacity of childhood.

With characteristic mendacity, the duke spread the report that the prisoner had died a natural death.

Nothing is more revolting, but nothing is more characteristic of the Queen, than her shameless mendacity.

"Religious mania; hysterical mendacity," a doctor diagnosed it, with a pompous frown.


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On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mendacity, such as: deceit, deception, prevarication, falsehood, falsification, and fraud.

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