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Lying definition the telling of lies or false statements untruthfulness from boyhood he has never been good at lying see more. Adjective that lying son of a gun told me that the used car had never been in an accident. Lying 1 lng v present participle of lie1 lying 2 lng v present participle of lie2 adj disposed to or characterized by untruth a lying witness see synonyms at dishonest lying la vb the present participle and gerund of lie1 lying la vb the present participle and gerund of lie2 lyoing1 la n 1 . Lying vs laying when writing or speaking the english language the difference between lying and laying is commonly misconstrued and misused the more you can connect to the actual definitions of lying and laying the easier it becomes to use each word correctly for the specific acts. Synonyms for lying at thesauruscom with free online thesaurus antonyms and definitions find descriptive alternatives for lying. First lying corrupts the most important quality of my being human my ability to make free rational choices second my lies rob others of their freedom to choose rationally. The same whirlwinds of snow circled about covering the dead vasili andreevichs fur coat the shivering mukhorty the sledge now scarcely to be seen and nikita lying at the bottom of it kept warm beneath his dead master. Whats the difference between lay and lie you lie down but you lay something downlie does not require a direct objectlay requires a direct object the same rule applies to laying and lying not lieing beware of spelling the past tense of lay is laid but be careful with the past tense of lie there are two optionswell dive into them later when to use lay. Seen and heard what made you want to look up lyingplease tell us where you read or heard it including the quote if possible. The truth about lying deception is rampant and sometimes we tell the biggest lies to those we love most by allison kornet published may 1 1997 last reviewed on june 9 2016