Deceitful vs. Mendacious

Deceitful vs. Mendacious — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Deceitful and Mendacious

Deceitfuladjective

Given to cheating or deceiving.

Mendaciousadjective

Lying; untruthful

a mendacious child.

Deceitfuladjective

Deliberately misleading; deceptive.

Mendaciousadjective

False; untrue

a mendacious statement.

Deceitfuladjective

Deliberately misleading or cheating.

Mendaciousadjective

(of a person) Lying, untruthful or dishonest.

Deceitfuladjective

deceptive, two-faced

Mendaciousadjective

(of a statement, etc) False or untrue.

Deceitfuladjective

intended to deceive;

deceitful advertisingfallacious testimonysmooth, shining, and deceitful as thin icea fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes

Mendaciousadjective

given to lying;

a lying witnessa mendacious child

Deceitfuladjective

marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another;

she was a deceitful scheming little thinga double-dealing double agenta double-faced infernal traitor and schemer

Mendaciousadjective

intentionally untrue;

a mendacious statement