veridical

[ vuh-rid-i-kuh l ]
/ vəˈrɪd ɪ kəl /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. vergil,
  2. vergilian,
  3. verglas,
  4. verhaeren,
  5. veridian,
  6. veridically,
  7. veriest,
  8. verifiability principle,
  9. verifiable,
  10. verification

Sometimes ve·rid·ic.

Origin of veridical

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

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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 Formsveridicality (vɪˌrɪdɪˈkælɪtɪ), nounveridically, adverb

Word Origin for veridical

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

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Word Origin and History for veridical

veridical

adj.

1650s, from Latin veridicus, from verum "truth," neuter of verus "true" (see very) + dic-, stem of dicere "to speak" (see diction).

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