Definition of verity
- such eternal verities as honor, love, and patriotism
- the king-becoming graces, as justice, verity
- —William Shakespeare
the local tourist bureau is less concerned with the verity of the legend than the fact that it attracts visitors to the area
no one is questioning your verity—just your memory of events that happened long ago
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beguilement, craftiness, cunning, cunningness, furtiveness, guile, indirection, insidiousness, oiliness, perfidy, slickness, slipperiness, slyness, smoothness, treacherousness, trickery, underhandedness, unscrupulousness, wiliness;
: something that is regarded as true
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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