In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) mendaz literary(person) mentiroso(statement/report) falaz literary(report/statement) falso
- Another strand recounts the author's debilitating experiences with the music industry in all its mendacious vainglory.
- Overall, Wittenberg portrays him as a petty, hypocritical, mendacious man whose primary focus was self-promotion.
- And despite the fact that I've been almost exclusively mendacious since my late teens, it's not rained on me once.
- The common treatment of the monopoly question is thoroughly mendacious and dishonest.
- It is quite possible that his only truly shameful act was his abandonment of his daughter and her mother, not to mention his mendacious behaviour toward my mother.
- Here it is… equally malodorous, mendacious, but it's up there on the Web for all to see, truth is stranger than fiction.
- He's mendacious and obnoxious, so what accounts for his appeal?
- It is an outright lie, a fabrication by a mendacious and unscrupulous writer.
- Though one imagines that successful players must be mean, damaged and mendacious, he turned out to be a thoroughly charming and friendly bear of a man.
- That promise has been revealed as mendacious nonsense.
- It makes me think we are dealing with a vain mendacious man who clung to power as long as he possibly could wrapped in a cloud of vainglory and falsehood, when he should have had the good grace to go quietly long ago.
- If the emphasis does not change, moving away from the meaningless and mendacious form-filling of the current regime, the wool will continue to be pulled over the eyes of the public and the regulator.
- He wanted me to know the sort of country I was living in and what was going on around me, in defiance of the chronically mendacious official propaganda.
- Instead, the justifications offered for the restrictions contained in the amendment to the act have been either disingenuous or simply mendacious.
- It is because the argument has been had and they have comprehensively lost it - because every one of their arguments is either bogus, mendacious or plain demonstrably wrong.
- By the end - though of course they are much too polite to say so - I can see they are thinking that I must be either completely senile or completely mendacious.
- The film is more than unusual in its attempt to connect society's dysfunction and popular misery with the actions of a hypocritical, mendacious ruling elite.
- Still, the nagging sense (given the mendacious way the plan/nonplan is being sold) is that people will be compelled to choose to be risk takers.
- He has lied about his school and college results and his credit cards have more bounce than Beyoncé, so this mendacious chap needs to mend his ways.
- But it's no more mendacious than a bunch of other tendentious uses of statistics that are the common coin of political debate today.
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