liar


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li·ar

 (lī′ər)
n.
One that tells lies.

liar

(ˈlaɪə)
n
a person who has lied or lies repeatedly

li•ar

(ˈlaɪ ər)

n.
a person who tells lies.
[before 950; Middle English lier, Old English lēogere. See lie1, -ar1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liar - a person who has lied or who lies repeatedlyliar - a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
false witness, perjurer - a person who deliberately gives false testimony
fabricator, fibber, storyteller - someone who tells lies
square shooter, straight arrow, straight shooter - a frank and honest person

liar

noun falsifier, storyteller (informal), perjurer, fibber, fabricator, prevaricator He was a liar and a cheat.
Quotations
"A liar should have a good memory" [Quintilian Institutio Oratoria]

liar

noun
One who tells lies:
Informal: storyteller.
Law: perjurer.
Translations
كَذّابكَذَّابٌ
lhář-ka
løgnerløgnhals
valehtelija
lažljivaclažov
hazug
lygari
嘘つき
거짓말쟁이
melagis
kłamcałgarz
klamár
lažnivec
lögnare
คนโกหก
kẻ nói dối

liar

[ˈlaɪəʳ] Nmentiroso/a m/f, embustero/a m/f
liar!¡mentira!

liar

[ˈlaɪər] nmenteur/euse m/f

liar

nLügner(in) m(f)

liar

[ˈlaɪəʳ] nbugiardo/a

lie1

(lai) noun
a false statement made with the intention of deceiving. It would be a lie to say I knew, because I didn't.
verbpresent participle ˈlying: past tense, past participle lied
to say etc something which is not true, with the intention of deceiving. There's no point in asking her – she'll just lie about it.
liar (ˈlaiə) noun
a person who tells lies, especially as a habit. You can't trust what she says – she's such a liar.

see also lay1.

liar

كَذَّابٌ lhář løgner Lügner ψεύτης mentiroso valehtelija menteur lažljivac bugiardo 嘘つき 거짓말쟁이 leugenaar løgner kłamca mentiroso лжец lögnare คนโกหก yalancı kẻ nói dối 说谎者

liar

n., a. embustero-a, mentiroso-a.
References in classic literature ?
But I have known them for twenty years, and I call him liar that says cowardly blood runs in the veins of a Delaware.
Besides, this idea of Jonah's weathering the Cape of Good Hope at so early a day would wrest the honor of the discovery of that great headland from Bartholomew Diaz, its reputed discoverer, and so make modern history a liar.
It may be," said he to himself, "that young fellow is a liar as well as a cruel one; we'll just go home by Farmer Bushby's, Beauty, and then if anybody wants to know you and I can tell 'em, ye see.
Merlin, the mighty liar and magician, perdition singe him for the weariness he worketh with his one tale
But it warn't no use; he stormed right along, and said any man that pretended to be an Englishman and couldn't imitate the lingo no better than what he did was a fraud and a liar.
The laughed at him, and called him coward, liar, sneak, and other sorts of pet names, and told him they meant to call Chambers by a new name after this, and make it common in the town--"Tom Driscoll's nigger pappy,"--to signify that he had had a second birth into this life, and that Chambers was the author of his new being.
In my hand I held the tract containing the sudden death of the Liar, to which narrative my attention had been pointed as to an appropriate warning.
Something to that effect was said by the intoxicated liar who committed the assault, but it was not true.
Refreshment - a - underneath this roof - particularly punch - would - a - choke me - unless - I had - previously - choked the eyes - out of the head - a - of - interminable cheat, and liar - HEEP
Yet she recollected that she had refused to admit this plea on a recent occasion when Jane Carpenter had advanced it in extenuation of having called a fellow-student a liar.
Yes," shouted the usually soft-speaking Storrow; "he WAS my witness, but now he is YOUR LIAR.
Still, I could hardly tell the man that I thought him a liar.