Definition of veracity in English:

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Pronunciation: /vəˈrasɪti/


[mass noun]
1Conformity to facts; accuracy: officials expressed doubts concerning the veracity of the story
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  • It is the duty of the referring clinician to ensure the completeness, accuracy, and veracity of the information provided.
  • While commentators see the company continuing to dance around the facts they will continue to doubt the veracity of its message.
  • We know that factual accuracy and veracity are trickier than they seem.
truthfulness, truth, accuracy, accurateness, correctness, exactness, precision, preciseness, realism, authenticity, faithfulness, fidelity;
reputability, honesty, sincerity, trustworthiness, reliability, dependability, scrupulousness, ethics, morality, righteousness, virtuousness, decency, goodness, probity
1.1Habitual truthfulness: voters should be concerned about his veracity and character
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  • It is a method for those who vote to assess the veracity and character of those who appear in the House.
  • I suggest that the minister test my veracity on this to see whether I am telling the truth.
  • The ending is powerful, with the message that history is what you make of it, depending upon the veracity of those who wrote it.


Early 17th century: from French véracité or medieval Latin veracitas, from verax 'speaking truly' (see veracious).

Words that rhyme with veracity

audacity, capacity, fugacity, loquacity, mendacity, opacity, perspicacity, pertinacity, pugnacity, rapacity, sagacity, sequacity, tenacity, vivacity, voracity

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