Definitions

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

  • adj. Honest; truthful.
  • adj. Accurate; precise.

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  • adj. truthful

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. precisely accurate
  • adj. habitually speaking the truth

Etymologies

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

From Latin vērāx, vērāc-, truthful, from vērus, true.

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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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