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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.
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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 veraciousness

Historical Examples

  • Yet, to the veracity of God he appeals for the veraciousness of our primary beliefs.

    The Philosophy of Natural Theology

    William Jackson


British Dictionary definitions for veraciousness

veracious

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

Word Origin

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

veracious

adj.

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

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