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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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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.
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As for Jones, he was well satisfied with the truth of what the other had asserted, and believed that Partridge had no other inducements but love to him, and zeal for the cause; a blameable want of caution and diffidence in the veracity of others, in which he was highly worthy of censure.
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.
This gentleman treated me with kindness, and desired I would let him know what place I came from last, and whither I was bound; which I did in a few words, but he thought I was raving, and that the dangers I underwent had disturbed my head; whereupon I took my black cattle and sheep out of my pocket, which, after great astonishment, clearly convinced him of my veracity.
If any doubt the accuracy of this assertion, as inferring more conscientious self-denial or Scipio-like self-control than they feel disposed to give me credit for, let them take into consideration the following circumstances, which, while detracting from my merit, justify my veracity.
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The peddler had certainly spoken the truth when he declared that the dye wouldn't wash off, however his veracity might be impeached in other respects.
Here are three instances, then, which I personally know the truth of; but I have heard of many other instances from persons whose veracity in the matter there is no good ground to impeach.
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