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[vey-ree-tey] /veɪ riˈteɪ/
noun, French.
truth; truthfulness.
Can be confused
vérité, verity. Unabridged
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  • The verite was now the least injured of the French battleships.

    The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith
  • The others of this series are entitled Travail, verite and Justice, the latter projected but not begun.

    A Love Episode Emile Zola
  • The huge guns on the Britain swung round, and a tempest of shells swept the verite from end to end.

    The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith
British Dictionary definitions for verite


/ˈveɪriːˌteɪ; French verite/
involving a high degree of realism or naturalism: a vérité look at David Bowie See also cinéma vérité
Word Origin
French, literally: truth
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