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inveracity

[in-vuh-ras-i-tee] /ˌɪn vəˈræs ɪ ti/
noun, plural inveracities for 2.
1.
untruthfulness; mendacity.
2.
an untruth; falsehood.
Origin of inveracity
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; in-3 + veracity
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  • You think the scene is Alexandria or the Spanish main, where you may let your imagination play revel to the extent of inveracity.

    Apologia pro Vita Sua John Henry Newman
  • Doubtless it is sent upon us for our sins; but had we not already a plague of inveracity?

  • On the other hand, it was the ossified form of the “aria” itself which led to inveracity of expression and decadence.

British Dictionary definitions for inveracity

inveracity

/ˌɪnvəˈræsɪtɪ/
noun (formal or euphemistic) (pl) -ties
1.
lying; untruthfulness
2.
an untruth; lie
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