V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. truthfulness or honesty; 2. accuracy or precision; 3. a true statement or fact

Synonyms: truth, honesty, sincerity, accuracy, precision, authenticity, fact

Antonyms: dishonesty, inaccuracy

Tips: Veracity is derived from the medieval Latin veracitas, from verax, “truthful.” Veracity is a more sophisticated way of discussing truth or saying "truthfulness." You will often hear the word veracity used when someone is questioning the truthfulness of a story: "I question the veracity (truthfulness) of his testimony."

Usage Examples:

The newspaper editor called the writer and questioned him about the veracity of his story. (accuracy)

Many people think the politician lost the election because voters questioned the veracity of his campaign promises. (honesty, sincerity)

The newspaper was forced to make a retraction when the veracity of the article was questioned. (accuracy, honesty)

I question her veracity since she has lied to me in the past. (honesty)

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