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veracious

[vuh-rey-shuh s] /vəˈreɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
habitually speaking the truth; truthful; honest:
a veracious witness.
2.
characterized by truthfulness; true, accurate, or honest in content:
a veracious statement; a veracious account.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; veraci(ty) + -ous
Related forms
veraciously, adverb
veraciousness, noun
nonveracious, adjective
nonveraciously, adverb
nonveraciousness, noun
unveracious, adjective
unveraciously, adverb
unveraciousness, noun
Can be confused
veracious, vociferous, voracious.
Antonyms
1, 2. mendacious.
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British Dictionary definitions for veraciousness

veracious

/vɛˈreɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
habitually truthful or honest
2.
accurate; precise
Derived Forms
veraciously, adverb
veraciousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin vērax, from vērus true
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Word Origin and History for veraciousness

veracious

adj.

1670s, from Latin verac-, stem of verax "according to truth, truthful," from verus "true" (see very) + -ous.

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