veracity


ve·rac·i·ty

noun \və-ˈra-sə-tē\

: truth or accuracy

: the quality of being truthful or honest

plural ve·rac·i·ties

Full Definition of VERACITY

1
:  devotion to the truth :  truthfulness
2
:  power of conveying or perceiving truth
3
:  conformity with truth or fact :  accuracy
4
:  something true <makes lies sound like veracities>

Examples of VERACITY

  1. We questioned the veracity of his statements.
  2. The jury did not doubt the veracity of the witness.
  3. What gives the book its integrity are the simplicity and veracity of these recipes and the small touches—bits of history, discovery and personal reflection. —Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, 31 Mar. 1998

Origin of VERACITY

(see veracious)
First Known Use: circa 1623

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