noun \ˈver-ə-tē\

: something that is regarded as true

plural ver·i·ties

Full Definition of VERITY

:  the quality or state of being true or real
:  something (as a statement) that is true; especially :  a fundamental and inevitably true value <such eternal verities as honor, love, and patriotism>
:  the quality or state of being truthful or honest <the king-becoming graces, as justice, verity — Shakespeare>

Examples of VERITY

  1. <the local tourist bureau is less concerned with the verity of the legend than the fact that it attracts visitors to the area>
  2. <no one is questioning your verity—just your memory of events that happened long ago>

Origin of VERITY

Middle English verite, from Anglo-French verité, from Latin veritat-, veritas, from verus true
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with VERITY


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