Definition of Ananias

1. Noun. A habitual liar (after a New Testament character who was struck dead for lying).

Category relationships: New Testament
Generic synonyms: Liar, Prevaricator



Definition of Ananias

1. Proper noun. (biblical character) Any of certain members of the early Christian church. ¹

2. Proper noun. (Hebrew male given name). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ananias

Anagyris foetida
Anaheim
Anahit
Anahita
Anaiah
Anakim
Analgin
Anambé
Anamnia
Anamniota
Ananaki
Ananas comosus
Anand
Ananda
Ananias (current term)
Anansi
Anapa
Anaphalis
Anaphalis margaritacea
Anaplasma centrale
Anaplasma marginale
Anaplasma ovis
Anaprox
Anapsida
Anapurna
Anarhichadidae
Anarhichas
Anas acuta
Anas americana

Literary usage of Ananias

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1. Not Paul, But Jesus by Jeremy Bentham (1823)
"Supposing the story to have any foundation in truth, —such, to Ananias, ... No such curiosity, however, has Ananias: instead of seeking at the hands of ..."

2. Notes Explanatory and Practical on the Acts of the Apostles: Designed for ...by Albert Barnes by Albert Barnes (1863)
"It is not at all improbable that the shock in the case of Ananias was so great as ... The fact that they took up Ananias voluntarily, implies that they were ..."

3. Museum of Painting and Sculpture: Or, Collection of the Principal Pictures by Etienne Achille Réveil, Jean Duchesne (1830)
"But a certain roan named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife , sold a ... But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, ..."

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