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veracious

[vuh-rey-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. habitually speaking the truth; truthful; honest: a veracious witness.
  2. characterized by truthfulness; true, accurate, or honest in content: a veracious statement; a veracious account.

Origin of veracious

First recorded in 1670–80; veraci(ty) + -ous
Related formsve·ra·cious·ly, adverbve·ra·cious·ness, nounnon·ve·ra·cious, adjectivenon·ve·ra·cious·ly, adverbnon·ve·ra·cious·ness, nounun·ve·ra·cious, adjectiveun·ve·ra·cious·ly, adverbun·ve·ra·cious·ness, noun
Can be confusedveracious vociferous voracious

Antonyms

1, 2. mendacious.
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Examples from the Web for veraciously

Historical Examples

  • We can then be veraciously historical, honestly transcriptive.

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    George Meredith

  • "That was my purpose, Madame Dupont," I said most veraciously.

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    George van Schaick

  • "She was very tired," said Patty veraciously, but evasively.

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    Myra Kelly

  • When, therefore, Gammon veraciously informed him that Miss Aubrey had fallen into a decline!

  • All I ask of you is that you tell me explicitly and veraciously where this collection of yours may be found.


British Dictionary definitions for veraciously

veracious

adjective
  1. habitually truthful or honest
  2. accurate; precise
Derived Formsveraciously, adverbveraciousness, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin vērax, from vērus true
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Word Origin and History for veraciously

veracious

adj.

1670s, from Latin verac-, stem of verax "according to truth, truthful," from verus "true" (see very) + -ous.

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