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1. Honest; truthful: "She was not absolutely veracious; but this defect was of no great consequence, for she had never had anything to conceal" (Henry James).
2. Accurate; true: a veracious account of what happened.

[From Latin vērāx, vērāc-, truthful, from vērus, true; see wērə-o- in Indo-European roots.]

ve·ra′cious·ly adv.
ve·ra′cious·ness n.


1. habitually truthful or honest
2. accurate; precise
[C17: from Latin vērax, from vērus true]
veˈraciously adv
veˈraciousness n


(vəˈreɪ ʃəs)

1. habitually truthful.
2. characterized by truthfulness.
[1670–80; < Latin vērāx, s. vērāc-, derivative of vērus true; see -acious]
ve•ra′cious•ly, adv.
ve•ra′cious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.veracious - habitually speaking the truth; "a veracious witness"
truthful, true - expressing or given to expressing the truth; "a true statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful person"
2.veracious - precisely accurate; "a veracious account"
accurate - conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy; "an accurate reproduction"; "the accounting was accurate"; "accurate measurements"; "an accurate scale"


1. Consistently telling the truth:


[vəˈreɪʃəs] ADJ (frm) → veraz


adj personehrlich, aufrichtig; reportwahrheitsgemäß
References in classic literature ?
The civic improvements so enthusiastically contemplated by the five millionaires in the earlier pages of this veracious chronicle--the fountain, reservoir, town-hall, and free library--had not yet been erected.
I doubt not the captain had this veracious picture taken for the benefit of his marines.
The firm yet placid mouth, the clear veracious glance of the brown eyes, speak now of a nature that has been tested and has kept its highest qualities; and even the costume, with its dainty neatness and purity, has more significance now the coquetries of youth can have nothing to do with it.
I have now told the singular, but veracious story of the Opera ghost.
Having got a name for his horse so much to his taste, he was anxious to get one for himself, and he was eight days more pondering over this point, till at last he made up his mind to call himself "Don Quixote," whence, as has been already said, the authors of this veracious history have inferred that his name must have been beyond a doubt Quixada, and not Quesada as others would have it.
And it must be noted that I say of our reason, and not of our imagination or of our senses: thus, for example, although we very clearly see the sun, we ought not therefore to determine that it is only of the size which our sense of sight presents; and we may very distinctly imagine the head of a lion joined to the body of a goat, without being therefore shut up to the conclusion that a chimaera exists; for it is not a dictate of reason that what we thus see or imagine is in reality existent; but it plainly tells us that all our ideas or notions contain in them some truth; for otherwise it could not be that God, who is wholly perfect and veracious, should have placed them in us.
Be of good heart, Planchet, you shall preserve your reputation as a veracious man.
Some of these fables, to my shame be it spoken, might possibly be traced back to my own veracious self; and if any passages of the present tale should startle the reader's faith, I must be content to bear the stigma of a fiction monger.
They are all for you," I pursued, addressing Miss Tita and carrying off this veracious statement by treating it as an innocent joke.
If we had the happiness of having invented this very veracious tale, and of being, in consequence, responsible for it before our Lady Criticism, it is not against us that the classic precept,
Mrs Nickleby concluded by lamenting that the dear departed had never deigned to profit by her advice, save on one occasion; which was a strictly veracious statement, inasmuch as he had only acted upon it once, and had ruined himself in consequence.
My Lord Gaunt married, as every person who frequents the Peerage knows, the Lady Blanche Thistlewood, a daughter of the noble house of Bareacres, before mentioned in this veracious history.