Definition of verity in English:


Syllabification: ver·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈveritē

noun (plural verities)

  • 1A true principle or belief, especially one of fundamental importance: the eternal verities
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    • You are full of enthusiasm for the eternal verities - life is worth living, and then out of sinful curiosity you open a newspaper.
    • To quote the eternal verities of the Muppet Show: ‘It is at times like these that I am proud to be an American Bald Eagle.’
    • No, we need something that will * really * get the Church in touch with the eternal verities for which contemporary American culture stands!
  • 1.1Truth: irrefutable, objective verity
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    • In fact, a case can be made that the Internet in general represent the new Truth Police in an era of increasingly elusive verity.
    • The deal is, he writes better stuff, but I'm more prolific, thus illustrating the eternal economic verity: Quality.
    • Yet with The Quiet American, Noyce aims at verity, not controversy; he seeks admission, not outrage.


late Middle English: from Old French verite, from Latin veritas, from verus 'true'.

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