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veracious

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adjective ve·ra·cious \və-ˈrā-shəs\

Definition of veracious

  1. 1 :  truthful, honest

  2. 2 :  marked by truth :  accurate

ve·ra·cious·ly adverb
ve·ra·cious·ness noun


Examples of veracious

  1. <he has a reputation for being veracious, so people generally take his word for things>

  2. <most readers have accepted the book as a veracious account of Samuel Johnson's table talk>



Origin of veracious

Latin verac-, verax — more at very


First Known Use: circa 1677


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