Word of the Day Archive
Saturday March 21, 2009
veracity \vuh-RAS-i-tee\ , noun:
Veracity is the heart of morality.
-- Thomas Henry Huxley
The world is upheld by the veracity of good men: they make the earth wholesome. They who lived with them found life glad and nutritious. Life is sweet and tolerable only in our belief in such society.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
by 1623, from French véracité,from Middle Latin veracitatem/veracitas "truthfulness," from Latin verax/ veracis "truthful," from verus "true"