veracious

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɛ.ˈɹeɪ.ʃəs/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃəs

Homophone: voracious

Adjective[edit]

veracious (comparative more veracious, superlative most veracious)

  1. True.
    The politician's statement was eventually proven to be veracious.
    • 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter XXVII, in Francesca Carrara. [], volume I, London: Richard Bentley, [], (successor to Henry Colburn), →OCLC, page 321:
      "It were against all rules, whether of history or romance—whether I look to my grandfather Henri Quatre, or to the less veracious chronicles of Scuderi, and copy Oroondates—to depart without some favour."
  2. Truthful; speaking the truth.
    • 1864, Sheridan Le Fanu, Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling:
      Now there are two curious circumstances to be observed in this relation of my uncle's, who was, as I have said, a perfectly veracious man.

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