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Speaking or representing the truth.
true, accurate, veritable, correct, errorless, unerring, exact, precise, factual, literal, realistic, authentic, faithful, close, strict, just, unelaborated, unvarnishedView synonyms
- ‘I was all alone until I met Aya, a young, veracious girl, when I was eight.’
- ‘America's veracious demand is a particularly important factor in these growing global-scale problems.’
- ‘I am completely convinced that not everyone is capable of presenting Don Juan on the stage as the veracious lover type of figure.’
- ‘It is disheartening for a veracious researcher to debunk this Caspian megalomania.’
- ‘It is such a rarity to discover an album that is held together by songs of veracious beauty.’
Late 17th century: from Latin verax, verac- (from verus ‘true’) + -ious.
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