[ vuh-ras-i-tee ]
/ vəˈræs ɪ ti /

noun, plural ve·rac·i·ties for 4.

habitual observance of truth in speech or statement; truthfulness: He was not noted for his veracity.
conformity to truth or fact; accuracy: to question the veracity of his account.
correctness or accuracy, as of the senses or of a scientific instrument.
something veracious; a truth.

Nearby words

  1. ver-,
  2. ver.,
  3. vera,
  4. veracious,
  5. veraciously,
  6. veracruz,
  7. veranda,
  8. verandaed,
  9. verapamil,
  10. veratridine

Origin of veracity

1615–25; < Medieval Latin vērācitās, equivalent to Latin vērāc- (stem of vērāx) true + -itās- -ity

Related formsnon·ve·rac·i·ty, noun, plural non·ve·rac·i·ties. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for veracity


/ (vɛˈræsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

truthfulness or honesty, esp when consistent or habitual
precision; accuracy
something true; a truth

Word Origin for veracity

C17: from Medieval Latin vērācitās, from Latin vērax; see veracious

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Word Origin and History for veracity



1620s, from French véracité, from Medieval Latin veracitatem (nominative veracitas) "truthfulness," from Latin verax (genitive veracis) "truthful," from verus "true" (see very).

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