Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Honest; truthful.
  • adjective Accurate; true.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Truthful; habitually disposed to speak truth; observant of truth.
  • Characterized by truth; true; not false: as, a veracious account or narrative.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Observant of truth; habitually speaking truth; truthful.
  • adjective Characterized by truth; true; not false.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective truthful

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective precisely accurate
  • adjective habitually speaking the truth

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin vērāx, vērāc-, truthful, from vērus, true; see wērə-o- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin verac- +‎ -ious, stem of vērāx ("truthful"), from vērus ("true").

Examples

  • Now, if you want to know how much of this so-called veracious story is really true, I cannot quite say.

    The Adventures of Akbar

  • If you secretly or openly hold that to be just and veracious which is successful, then it needs no further demonstration that penalties of ultimate failure are exacted for injustice, because it is precisely the failure that constitutes the injustice.

    Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I Essay 2: Carlyle

  • The end "veracious" pens for the story isn't really a happy one either.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • From here on, "veracious" tells the story of a dying game.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • I say "veracious" advisedly, as oftentimes, after having seen something extra strong in the Ananias-Sapphira-Munchausen-Gulliver-de-Rougemont epistolary line from some gentleman in khaki to the old folks at home, in a London or provincial paper, I feel that I must give up letter writing altogether, as by now those at home must have discovered that such effusions are often seven-eighths lies, and the remaining one-eighth truth, simply because the scribe's powers of invention have failed him, owing to the great strain.

    A Yeoman's Letters Third Edition

  • "veracious," but one of the prettiest and most thoroughly English words in the dictionary.

    America To-day, Observations and Reflections

  • And then, throwing a quick glance about him, Frona, Del Bishop is a most veracious man.

    CHAPTER 24

  • JONES: I do not understand that system of ethics which draws a distinction between a straightforward, honorable, veracious, and pure-minded man in private life, and a deceitful scoundrel as a public officer.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • JONES: I do not understand that system of ethics which draws a distinction between a straightforward, honorable, veracious, and pure-minded man in private life, and a deceitful scoundrel as a public officer.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • So true … The Dark Knight dominates the screen & is drawing huge dividends to the delight of the studios, director & cast … Continue the daring deed of dispensing justice upon Gotham w/veracious vigilance & verifying the continuation of this saga on film – Bravo Batman, Bravo!

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  • For man has ever been a striving, struggling, and, in spite of wide-spread calumnies to the contrary, a veracious creature.

    Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present

    November 13, 2011

  • Taking upon oneself a veracious nature, allows reality to be engaged more wholly and purposefully. A veracious person affords a broader perspective of truth and reality, while potentially affording such knowledge of truth by way of their perspective, expression, and action.

    June 25, 2015

  • truthful

    While we elect our leaders in the hope that every word they speak will be veracious, history has shown that such a hope is naive.

    October 11, 2016