- habitually speaking the truth; truthful; honest: a veracious witness.
- characterized by truthfulness; true, accurate, or honest in content: a veracious statement; a veracious account.
Origin of veracious
1, 2. mendacious.
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Examples from the Web for veracious
But something new in this veracious narration—the contraband.Shoulder-Straps
He was exactly three inches long, says the veracious chronicle, but what a dignity!The Library
In regard to truth he was equal to the veracious king Yudhishtira.Vikram and the Vampire
Richard F. Burton
And her functions are somewhat important in this veracious history.The Story of a Mine
This is very far from a veracious conception of Ferriars attitude.Laurence Sterne in Germany
Harvey Waterman Thayer
- habitually truthful or honest
- accurate; precise
C17: from Latin vērax, from vērus true
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Word Origin and History for veracious
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