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What does mendacity mean?

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Noun
  1. (uncountable) The fact or condition of being untruthful; dishonesty.
  2. (countable) A deceit, falsehood, or lie.
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He would need to show a willful mendacity, an intention to deceive by deliberate falsification.
He cleans it up for TV or interviews, but his show is is truly a sickening display of raging mendacity.
If Ann is guilty of objective mendacity in print, I should very much like to see it pointed out.
He hits on the tight connection in everything we're seeing between incompetence, state mendacity and incipient authoritarianism.
It did not matter to this grand pooh-bah of the punditocracy that the ads were pure mendacity from start to finish.
Face it, he is almost pathological in either his mendacity or in his self-deception.

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