Definitions

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

  • n. Adherence to the truth; truthfulness. See Synonyms at truth.
  • n. Conformity to fact or truth; accuracy or precision: a report of doubtful veracity.
  • n. Something that is true.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Truthfulness
  • n. Something that is true
  • n. Accuracy or precision
  • n. act of being exact and accurate.
  • n. correctness and carefulness in one's plan of action.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being veracious; habitual observance of truth; truthfulness; truth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fact or character of being veracious or true.
  • n. Consistency with truth; agreement with actual fact: as, the veracity of the senses.
  • n. That which is true; that in which truth inheres; also, abstract truth.

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

  • n. unwillingness to tell lies

Etymologies

Medieval Latin vērācitās, from Latin vērāx, vērāc-, true; see veracious.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French veracitie, from Medieval Latin vērācitās ("truthfulness"), from Latin vērāx ("truthful, speaking truth"), from vērus ("true, real"); see very. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You'll find the veracity is about 6 parts out of 7.

    Repugnant Behavior on the Part of One NASA Employee - NASA Watch

  • "I'm telling the truth," assured Squeaky, who sees "I say it's true" as irrefutable proof positive of veracity, or would if she had the faintest idea what the word "veracity" means.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • We represent trust of sources with what we refer to as the veracity score.

    UX Magazine - Comments

  • I think that the corroboration from the Montgomery County PD that they were there should be sufficient, regardless of the denials issuing forth from Chief Lanier and her people (who have prevaricated before and whose veracity is suspect).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Another Item on the SEIU Protest

  • The one scientific discipline directly applicable to biblical veracity is archeology and I would like to see the digging continue.

    An Amazing First Century

  • The veracity issue HAS been settled – the right wing bloggers who thought he was a hoax turned out to be lacking in veracity and have no credibility on the issue and instead just went in search of other reasons they made up.

    Matthew Yglesias » A Question of Motives

  • After a thousand people say, “Don't do it dude” on blogs, veracity is fairly well established.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • But the thing that lends a character's voice historical veracity is the quality of the quotidian details — that the journalist in "The One in White" is drinking blue agave, for example.

    Faraway Voices

  • I shall say to the saint, when I am challenged, that the proof of my conversion to veracity is engraven in his own soul.

    The Promised Land

  • 'Oh,' said Brougham, 'I assure you it is the fact: any man who is deficient in veracity immediately gets tabooed in the aristocratic circles.'

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

Comments

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  • 'Aufrichtigkeit', 'Glaubwürdigkeit' TOP 10: 3)

    S: Truthfulness, Honesty, Correctness, Accuracy

    A: DECEIT (Betrug), Untruthfulness, Incorrectness, Inaccuracy

    October 25, 2013