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veridical

[ vuh-rid-i-kuhl ]
/ vəˈrɪd ɪ kəl /
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adjective
truthful; veracious.
corresponding to facts; not illusory; real; actual; genuine.
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Sometimes ve·rid·ic .

Origin of veridical

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

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How to use veridical in a sentence

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

British Dictionary definitions for veridical

veridical
/ (vɪˈrɪdɪkəl) /

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

Derived forms of veridical

veridicality (vɪˌrɪdɪˈkælɪtɪ), nounveridically, adverb

Word Origin for veridical

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