- habitual observance of truth in speech or statement; truthfulness: He was not noted for his veracity.
- conformity to truth or fact; accuracy: to question the veracity of his account.
- correctness or accuracy, as of the senses or of a scientific instrument.
- something veracious; a truth.
Origin of veracity
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Examples from the Web for veracity
At every turn, their veracity has been cast into doubt by the scientific community.The Problematic Hunt for a ‘Gay Gene’
November 20, 2014
Accordingly, it tends to face less criticism on the basis of veracity and more on its moral implications.Vancouver's 'Disappearing Palestine' Transit Ads Revisited
September 10, 2013
Apple co-founder Steven Wozniak has repeatedly disputed its veracity.Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Jobs’ Is Actually Not That Bad
August 16, 2013
Shapiro has another post today deriding Friedman, and not addressing the veracity of the "Friends of Hamas" claim.Hagel Tied To Junior League of Hezbollah
February 20, 2013
Still the evidence for this comes from one anonymous source, so its veracity remains uncertain.Did the Klan Kill MLK? A New Book Argues Wide Conspiracy
April 4, 2012
The simplicity and veracity of the wife of Manoah appear in her address to him.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
It asks no other bond than his promise, no other evidence or attestation than his veracity.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
He was always hinting doubts of the veracity of Sindbad the Sailor.The Uncommercial Traveller
I can only vouch for its veracity by quoting the famous phrase, "If you see it in the Sun, it is so."Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
I will afford the most unquestionable demonstration of the veracity of my declarations.Imogen
- truthfulness or honesty, esp when consistent or habitual
- precision; accuracy
- something true; a truth
Word Origin and History for veracity
1620s, from French véracité, from Medieval Latin veracitatem (nominative veracitas) "truthfulness," from Latin verax (genitive veracis) "truthful," from verus "true" (see very).