The Wednesday Word


I chose this word because I love the way it rolls off the tongue. It sounds like audacity and I would probably use it in a poem to rhyme with mendacity as the words meanings also would go together –

He had the audacity to confront me with such a mendacity! Even the word mendacious sounds rich in its pronounciation!

Let’s revive diction, allowing the richness of  words to fill our mouths and give joy to the ears of those we meet.



noun \men-ˈda-sə-tē\

plural men·dac·i·ties

men·dac·i·ty noun \men-ˈda-sə-tē\
plural men·dac·i·ties

Definition of MENDACITY

: the quality or state of being mendacious
: lie
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Examples of MENDACITY

<highly fictionalized “memoirs” in which the facts were few and the mendacities many>
<you need to overcome this deplorable mendacity, or no one will ever believe anything you say>
First Known Use of MENDACITY

Related to MENDACITY

Synonyms: fable, fabrication, fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, lie, prevarication, story, tale, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), untruth, whopper
Antonyms: truth
Rhymes with MENDACITY

audacity, capacity, edacity, fugacity, loquacity, opacity, predacity, pugnacity, rapacity, sagacity, sequacity, tenacity, veracity, vivacity, voracity

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