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liar

a person who does not tell the truth; falsifier, perjurer, prevaricator: a dirty, rotten liar
Not to be confused with:
lyre – a stringed musical instrument
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li·ar

 (lī′ər)
n.
One that tells lies.
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liar

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

(ˈlaɪ ər)

n.
a person who tells lies.
[before 950; Middle English lier, Old English lēogere. See lie1, -ar1]
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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
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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]
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liar

noun
One who tells lies:
Informal: storyteller.
Law: perjurer.
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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!
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

liar

[ˈlaɪər] nmenteur/euse m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

liar

nLügner(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

liar

[ˈlaɪəʳ] nbugiardo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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
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liar

n., a. embustero-a, mentiroso-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
But Zarathustra came not to say unto all those liars and fools: "What do YE know of virtue!
There is nothing he will not promise the poor hungry human heart, with his innocent-looking daisies and those practised liars the birds.
Look, chiefs and people and women, and see if the white men from the Stars keep their word, or if they be but empty liars!
For my own part, I don't believe in a partial liar--this art does not deal in veneer; a liar is a liar right through.
"A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth."
The Gentleman replied: "It is improbable that its authors have accurately expressed my views without consulting me; and if I indorsed their work without approving it I should be a liar."
An habitual liar's nearest approach to truth: the perigee of his eccentric orbit.
"You're a first-class liar, Kiselev, when I come to look at you!"
This fellow is either a lunatic or merely a liar--just a plain, every-day liar whom Yountsey has no call to kill.
"He was a great, a truly great liar, perhaps the greatest liar that ever lived."*
Something wonderful happened--or the man's a champion liar, which is the more probable supposeetion.
Thus, silly reportorial unveracity usually proves extraordinary truth a liar. It is the way of cub reporters, city newspapers, and flat-floor populations which get their thrills from moving pictures and for which the real world and all its spaciousness does not exist.