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Related to veraciousness: voraciousness, truthfully, truer


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.
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This culture is an eternal process of self-reference and thus never refers to a first principle outside itself; it uses itself as proof for its veraciousness.
My analysis is divided into three sections, each centered around one stage in Shadow's development; from dutiful acceptance of binary opposition, through doubt concerning its veraciousness, to a critical position made possible by his resolve to follow his own will and to live in a morally and ethically defensible manner.