veracious

adjective ve·ra·cious \ və-ˈrā-shəs \
Updated on: 4 Apr 2018

Definition of veracious

2 : marked by truth : accurate

veraciously

adverb

veraciousness

noun

Examples of veracious in a Sentence

  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

Veracious or voracious?

Take care to distinguish between the near-homophones veracious and voracious, whose similarities in sound mask utterly different meanings. Veracious (“honest, truthful”), like its cousins veritable, verify, and very, concerns that which is true. Voracious (”having a greedy or insatiable appetite”), on the other hand, describes the urge to consume large quantities of something, often food, books, or ideas. One way to remember the difference is that the one with the E as its second letter means "truE," and the one with the O as its second letter means "ravenOus." Not coincidentally, these adjectives have near-homophonous noun derivatives: veracity ("truthfulness") and voracity ("the quality or state of being voracious").

Origin and Etymology of veracious

Latin vērāc-, vērāx "truthful" + -ious — more at 2very



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