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veracious

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of veracious

  1. 1 being in the habit of telling the truth <he has a reputation for being veracious, so people generally take his word for things> Synonyms honest, truthfulRelated Words candid, direct, forthcoming, forthright, foursquare, frank, freehearted, free-spoken, open, openhearted, out-front, outspoken, plain, plainspoken; believable, credible, true, veritable; artless, earnest, genuine, guileless, unaffected, unpretending, unpretentious; conscientious, moral, principled, scrupulous; aboveboard, dependable, reliable, trustable, trustworthy, trustyNear Antonyms fallacious, false, untrue; unbelievable, undependable, unreliable, unscrupulous, untrustworthy; bluffing, dissembling, dissimulating, duplicitous, equivocating, hypocritical, insincere, posing, pretending; artful, deceitful, deceptive, devious, evasive, slick, slippery, sly, sneaky, treacherous, tricky, underhanded, wilyAntonyms dishonest, fibbing, lying, mendacious, prevaricating, untruthful

  2. 2 following an original exactly <most readers have accepted the book as a veracious account of Samuel Johnson's table talk> Synonyms accurate, authentic, exact, precise, right, strict, true, faithfulRelated Words lifelike, realistic; careful, conscientious, meticulous, punctilious, scrupulous; authoritative; bona fide, genuine, real, veridicalNear Antonyms careless, slack, slipshod, slovenly; erroneous, incorrect, invalid, off, unsound, untrue, untruthful, wrongAntonyms corrupt, corrupted, false, imprecise, inaccurate, inauthentic, inexact, loose, unfaithful

  3. 3 being in agreement with the truth or a fact or a standard <a novel that presents a fairly veracious and unvarnished picture of the lives of affluent suburbanites> Synonyms accurate, bang on [chiefly British], dead-on, exact, good, on-target, precise, proper, right, so, spot-on, true, correctRelated Words legitimate, logical, sound, valid; errorless, faultless, flawless, impeccable, inerrant, infallible, letter-perfect, perfect; rigorous, strict, stringentNear Antonyms defective, faulty, flawed, imperfectAntonyms false, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, off, untrue, wrong




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