AskDefine | Define lyingly

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Etymology

From lying + -ly.

Adverb

  1. In a lying manner; deceptively, mendaciously.
    • 2001: He didn't even save himself by lyingly claiming, as he several times did, that Osama bin Laden was hiding in Bosnia. — Christopher Hitchens, ‘Of Sin, the Left, and Islamic Fascism’, The Nation 24 September 2001
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