[ vuh-rey-shuhs ]
/ vəˈreɪ ʃəs /
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habitually speaking the truth; truthful; honest: a veracious witness.
characterized by truthfulness; true, accurate, or honest in content: a veracious statement; a veracious account.
OPPOSITES FOR veracious
1, 2 mendacious.
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Origin of veracious
First recorded in 1670–80; veraci(ty) + -ous
OTHER WORDS FROM veracious
ve·ra·cious·ly, adverbve·ra·cious·ness, nounnon·ve·ra·cious, adjectivenon·ve·ra·cious·ly, adverb
non·ve·ra·cious·ness, nounun·ve·ra·cious, adjectiveun·ve·ra·cious·ly, adverbun·ve·ra·cious·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH veraciousveracious , vociferous, voracious
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How to use veracious in a sentence
Freydis now smiled a little, for she saw that Manuel believed he was speaking veraciously.Figures of Earth|James Branch Cabell
All I ask of you is that you tell me explicitly and veraciously where this collection of yours may be found.The Gray Phantom's Return|Herman Landon
"She was very tired," said Patty veraciously, but evasively.New Faces|Myra Kelly
When, therefore, Gammon veraciously informed him that Miss Aubrey had fallen into a decline!Ten Thousand a-Year (Vol. 2)|Samuel Warren
We can then be veraciously historical, honestly transcriptive.Diana of the Crossways, Complete|George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for veracious
/ (vɛˈreɪʃəs) /
habitually truthful or honest
Derived forms of veraciousveraciously, adverbveraciousness, noun
Word Origin for veracious
C17: from Latin vērax, from vērus true
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