veracious

[ vuh-rey-shuhs ]
/ vəˈreɪ ʃəs /

adjective

habitually speaking the truth; truthful; honest: a veracious witness.
characterized by truthfulness; true, accurate, or honest in content: a veracious statement; a veracious account.

Nearby words

  1. venusian,
  2. ver,
  3. ver-,
  4. ver.,
  5. vera,
  6. veraciously,
  7. veracity,
  8. veracruz,
  9. veranda,
  10. verandaed

Origin of veracious

First recorded in 1670–80; veraci(ty) + -ous

Related forms
Can be confusedveracious vociferous voracious

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British Dictionary definitions for veracious

veracious

/ (vɛˈreɪʃəs) /

adjective

habitually truthful or honest
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

veracious

adj.

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

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