Definition: a lie or untruth

A “mendacity” can be a single thing someone says, or it can be a quality they possess.

Why I Looked It Up

From The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth:

Even accounting for whatever you believe to be the biases of fact checkers, they was no serious disputing that the volume and audacity of Trump’s mendacity had broken through America’s epistemic guardrails, such as they were.

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