veridical

[ vuh-rid-i-kuhl ]
/ vəˈrɪd ɪ kəl /

adjective

truthful; veracious.
corresponding to facts; not illusory; real; actual; genuine.

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?
Sometimes ve·rid·ic .

Origin of veridical

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

OTHER WORDS FROM veridical

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for veridical

  • 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012