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veridical

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adjective ve·rid·i·cal \və-ˈri-di-kəl\

Definition of veridical

  1. 1 :  truthful, veracious <tried … to supply … a veridical background to the events and people portrayed — Laura Krey>

  2. 2 :  not illusory :  genuine <it is assumed that … perception is veridical — George Lakoff>

ve·rid·i·cal·i·ty play \-ˌri-də-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun
ve·rid·i·cal·ly play \-ˈri-di-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of veridical

Latin veridicus, from verus true + dicere to say — more at very, diction


First Known Use: 1653

Rhymes with veridical


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