liar Definition

  • 1a person who tells lies, especially habitually or compulsively
  • 2a thing that deceives or misleads

Using liar: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "liar" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He is a notorious liar and cannot be trusted.

  • Example

    She caught him in a lie and realized he was a liar.

  • Example

    The politician was accused of being a liar by his opponents.

  • Example

    Don't believe a word he says, he's a liar.

liar Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for liar

  • truth-teller
  • honest person

Idioms Using liar

  • to prove that something is false or untrue


    The evidence given in court gave the lie to his alibi.

  • liar, liar, pants on fire

    a phrase used to indicate that someone is lying


    When he said he didn't steal the money, his friend shouted 'liar, liar, pants on fire!'

  • call someone's bluff

    to challenge someone to prove that what they are saying is true


    When he claimed he could run a mile in under four minutes, his friend called his bluff and challenged him to do it.

Phrases with liar

  • a person who tells lies frequently and compulsively, often for no apparent reason


    He is a pathological liar and cannot help but lie even when there is no need to do so.

  • a person who tells lies without any attempt to conceal the truth


    He is a barefaced liar and doesn't even try to hide the fact that he is lying.

  • a person who tells lies repeatedly, often for no reason, and finds it difficult to stop doing so


    She is a compulsive liar and cannot help but lie even when it is not necessary.


Summary: liar in Brief

A 'liar' [หˆlaษชษ™r] is someone who tells lies, often habitually or compulsively. It can also refer to a thing that deceives or misleads. Examples include 'He is a notorious liar and cannot be trusted.' and 'Don't believe a word he says, he's a liar.' Phrases like 'pathological liar' and 'barefaced liar' describe different types of liars, while idioms like 'liar, liar, pants on fire' and 'call someone's bluff' express disbelief or challenge.

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