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veracity

[ vuh-ras-i-tee ]

noun

, plural ve·rac·i·ties
  1. habitual observance of truth in speech or statement; truthfulness:

    He was not noted for his veracity.

    Synonyms: credibility, integrity, honesty

  2. conformity to truth or fact; accuracy:

    to question the veracity of his account.

  3. correctness or accuracy, as of the senses or of a scientific instrument.
  4. something veracious; a truth.


veracity

/ vɛˈræsɪtɪ /

noun

  1. truthfulness or honesty, esp when consistent or habitual
  2. precision; accuracy
  3. something true; a truth


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Other Words From

  • nonve·raci·ty noun plural nonveracities

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Word History and Origins

Origin of veracity1

First recorded in 1615–25; from Medieval Latin vērācitās, from Latin vērāc-, stem of vērāx “true” + -itās -ity

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Word History and Origins

Origin of veracity1

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

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Example Sentences

To test the veracity of a fact, check whether experts agree on it.

Because of this ongoing narrative construction, we are often confident about the veracity of blurred memories and allow them to form the basis of our core beliefs about ourselves.

That drastic action is necessary given that the social media giant is used to spread mass election disinformation, particularly around the veracity of mail ballots, which could cause chaos in November.

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Last week, Tom Shepard, Bry’s campaign consultant, had stood by the campaign’s messaging regardless of the veracity of the NBC 7 report.

Polls we suspect are fake will also not be included until we conduct a thorough investigation and can confirm their veracity.

At every turn, their veracity has been cast into doubt by the scientific community.

Accordingly, it tends to face less criticism on the basis of veracity and more on its moral implications.

Apple co-founder Steven Wozniak has repeatedly disputed its veracity.

Shapiro has another post today deriding Friedman, and not addressing the veracity of the "Friends of Hamas" claim.

The Royalist's sources have maintained all along that the Mollie/Harry hook up was of dubious veracity, but still: Booo.

Never question the veracity of any statement made in general conversation.

If a statement appears monstrous, but you do not know that it is false, listen, but do not question its veracity.

No newspaper in the kingdom carried more weight, no journal had a greater reputation for veracity.

It was told to me by a gentleman high in the government service—a man of unimpeachable veracity.

As we have previously shown, however, the veracity of the enteronol advertising matter is by no means unimpeachable.

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