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liar

li·ar

liar

 
 
pronunciation:
laI r
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who tells lies instead of the truth.
She suspected that he was a liar.
similar words:
fibber, slanderer
Homophone Note
The words liar and lyre sound alike but have different meanings. To find out why a music teacher would rather have a lyre in class than a liar, look up lyre.
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The word liar contains the following part:
-er, -or, -ar2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix group -er , -or , -ar2 turns verbs into agent nouns.
synonyms:
-ist, -ite2, -ator, -an, -ian, -ean