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ve·rac·i·ty

 (və-răs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. ve·rac·i·ties
1. Adherence to the truth; truthfulness. See Synonyms at truth.
2. Conformity to fact or truth; accuracy: a report of doubtful veracity.
3. A true statement: "the stern veracities of science" (H.G. Wells).

[Medieval Latin vērācitās, from Latin vērāx, vērāc-, true; see veracious.]

veracity

(vɛˈræsɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. truthfulness or honesty, esp when consistent or habitual
2. precision; accuracy
3. something true; a truth
[C17: from Medieval Latin vērācitās, from Latin vērax; see veracious]

ve•rac•i•ty

(vəˈræs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. habitual observance of truth in speech or statement; truthfulness.
2. conformity to truth or fact; accuracy.
3. correctness or accuracy.
4. something veracious; a truth.
[1615–25; < Medieval Latin vērācitās; see veracious, -ty2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.veracity - unwillingness to tell lies
truthfulness - the quality of being truthful
mendacity - the tendency to be untruthful

veracity

noun
1. accuracy, truth, credibility, precision, exactitude We have total confidence in the veracity of our research.
2. truthfulness, integrity, honesty, candour, frankness, probity, rectitude, trustworthiness, uprightness He was shocked to find his veracity being questioned.

veracity

noun
1. Freedom from deceit or falseness:
Translations

veracity

[vəˈræsɪtɪ] N (frm) → veracidad f

veracity

[vəˈræsəti] nvéracité f

veracity

n (of person)Ehrlichkeit f, → Aufrichtigkeit f; (of report, evidence)Wahrheit f, → Richtigkeit f

veracity

[vəˈræsɪtɪ] n (frm) → veridicità
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That lie," Orlando once said to me long after, "was the truest thing I ever said in my life,"--a remark which may not give the reader a very exalted idea of his general veracity.
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Bingley's regard; and yet, it was not in her nature to question the veracity of a young man of such amiable appearance as Wickham.
Mine host and the old loyalist and I bestowed no little warmth of applause upon this narrative, in which we had all been deeply interested; for the reader can scarcely conceive how unspeakably the effect of such a tale is heightened when, as in the present case, we may repose perfect confidence in the veracity of him who tells it.
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