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mendōsus , a, um, adj. mendum.
I. Full of faults, fauity.
A. Physically, full of faults or blemishes: “equi facies,Ov. M. 12, 399.—
B. In gen., erroneous, incorrect (class.): “mendosum exemplar testamenti,Plin. Ep. 10, 75: “mendosum est, etc.,Cic. de Or. 2, 19, 83: “mores,Ov. Am. 2, 4, 1.—Comp.: “historia mendosior,Cic. Brut. 16, 62.—
II. Transf.
B. False, deceptive: mendosum for mendose, adverbially, falsely: “mendosum tinnire,Pers. 5, 106.—Hence, adv.: mendōsē , full of faults, faultily, falsely (class.): “libri mendose scribuntur,Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 5, 6: “mendose colligis,Pers. 5, 85.— Sup.: “ars mendosissime scripta,Cic. Inv. 1, 6, 8.
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