Definition of veracity in English:


Syllabification: ve·rac·i·ty
Pronunciation: /vəˈrasədē


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.
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).

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