veridical

[ vuh-rid-i-kuhl ]
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adjective
  1. truthful; veracious.

  2. corresponding to facts; not illusory; real; actual; genuine.

Origin of veridical

1
1645–55; <Latin vēridicus (vēr(us) true + -i--i- + -dicus speaking) + -al1
  • Sometimes ve·rid·ic .

Other words from veridical

  • ve·rid·i·cal·i·ty, noun
  • ve·rid·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • un·ve·rid·ic, adjective
  • un·ve·rid·i·cal, adjective
  • un·ve·rid·i·cal·ly, adverb

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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
  1. truthful

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

Origin of veridical

1
C17: from Latin vēridicus, from vērus true + dīcere to say

Derived forms of veridical

  • veridicality (vɪˌrɪdɪˈkælɪtɪ), noun
  • veridically, adverb

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