Definition of liar in English:

liar

noun

  • A person who tells lies.

    ‘the man was a notorious liar’
    with modifier ‘Shelley wasn't a good liar’
    • ‘The liars, the traitors, the thugs, and the outlaws cannot be handed the destiny of a nation like India.’
    • ‘When even your own party thinks that you are a liar, you know you are in trouble.’
    • ‘People who say that are liars and should be ostracised from the group.’
    • ‘That's a mighty weak basis on which to call us frauds, liars, and smear merchants.’
    • ‘Known hypocrites and liars may, of course, tell the truth about a particular incident.’
    • ‘Some fakers are compulsive liars who convince themselves of the truth of their own stories.’
    • ‘They may be impulsive, manipulative, reckless, quarrelsome, and consistent liars.’
    • ‘Tests have shown that a sensitive thermal imaging technique which spots heat coming off the face can detect liars.’
    • ‘They should not be abandoned to the tender mercies of manipulative liars and gold-diggers.’
    • ‘What I mean is that some liars will spend a lot of time convincing themselves and others that they are not really lying at all.’
    • ‘He was not sure he should place his trust in the words of someone who was a notorious liar and thief.’
    • ‘The point of the book is not that all marketers are all liars, but that they're storytellers.’
    • ‘At worst, such politicians are liars, with the blood of innocents on their hands.’
    • ‘In a world full of liars, cheaters and the deceitful, who has always given me honesty?’
    • ‘We are so inured to the laxness and corruptness, that we defend the bullies and liars.’
    • ‘Of course, being an unrepentant liar and perjurer is better than being a socialist.’
    • ‘If natural born leaders are also natural born liars, can we really hold it against them when they do what comes naturally?’
    • ‘I entirely agree that a lot of spirits are liars and manipulators.’
    • ‘If writers use them to disguise their fabrications, I call them liars.’
    • ‘To those who call politicians liars and the like, please be optimistic!’
    deceiver, fibber, falsifier, teller of lies, teller of untruths, perjurer, false witness, fabricator, equivocator, prevaricator, spinner of yarns
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Origin

Old English lēogere (see lie, -ar).

Pronunciation

liar

/ˈlʌɪə/