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mendaciously

English

Etymology

From mendacious < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] mendācium (probably via Middle French mendacieux) < mendax

Pronunciation

Adverb

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Positive
mendaciously

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  1. In a lying or deceitful manner.
    As a politician, he was very adept at speaking mendaciously in public.
    I don't think I'm going to buy what she just told me. Her gestures, eye movements, and hesitancy in her tone raised some substantial red flags. Therefore, I have reason to believe she was giving an excuse mendaciously. If you could've witnessed this, you'd know it too!

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Last modified on 11 October 2008, at 00:31