Main definitions of lying in English

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lying1

verb

  • present participle of lie

Pronunciation:

lying

/ˈlīiNG/

Main definitions of lying in English

: lying1lying2

lying2

verb

  • present participle of lie

adjective

  • Not telling the truth.

    ‘he's a lying, cheating, snake in the grass’
    • ‘This fear of God's rejection is not only caused by the lying accusations of the devil.’
    • ‘I SO much want to tell him what a lying bastard he is and how much his hostile betrayal hurt me.’
    • ‘Getting out of that situation was the absolute nadir of my barefaced lying career.’
    untruthful, false, dishonest, mendacious, perfidious, deceitful, deceiving, deceptive, duplicitous, dissimulating, dissembling, double-dealing, two-faced, janus-faced, guileful, underhand, disingenuous
    crooked, bent, sneaky, tricky
    hollow-hearted
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Pronunciation:

lying

/ˈlīiNG/