veracious

[vuh-rey-shuhs]
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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 for veracious

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

Historical Examples of veracious

  • But something new in this veracious narration—the contraband.

    Shoulder-Straps

    Henry Morford

  • He was exactly three inches long, says the veracious chronicle, but what a dignity!

    The Library

    Andrew Lang

  • 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.

  • This is very far from a veracious conception of Ferriars attitude.

    Laurence Sterne in Germany

    Harvey Waterman Thayer


British Dictionary definitions for veracious

veracious

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

Word Origin for veracious

C17: from Latin vērax, from vērus true
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Word Origin and History for veracious
adj.

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

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