[ vuh-rey-shuhs ]
/ vəˈreɪ ʃəs /


habitually speaking the truth; truthful; honest: a veracious witness.
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 forms

Can be confused

veracious vociferous voracious Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for veracious


/ (vɛˈreɪʃəs) /


habitually truthful or honest
accurate; precise

Derived Forms

veraciously, adverbveraciousness, noun

Word Origin for veracious

C17: from Latin vērax, from vērus true
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