[ vuh-rid-i-kuh l ]
/ vəˈrɪd ɪ kəl /


truthful; veracious.
corresponding to facts; not illusory; real; actual; genuine.
Sometimes ve·rid·ic.

Origin of veridical

1645–55; < Latin vēridicus (vēr(us) true + -i- -i- + -dicus speaking) + -al1

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for veridic

  • I have often observed ordinary writing, but I have never obtained a veridic paranormal fact in this way.

British Dictionary definitions for veridic


/ (vɪˈrɪdɪkəl) /


psychol of or relating to revelations in dreams, hallucinations, etc, that appear to be confirmed by subsequent events

Derived Forms

veridicality (vɪˌrɪdɪˈkælɪtɪ), nounveridically, adverb

Word Origin for veridical

C17: from Latin vēridicus, from vērus true + dīcere to say
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