Definition of veracity in English:

veracity

noun

  • 1Conformity to facts; accuracy.

    ‘officials expressed doubts concerning the veracity of the story’
    • ‘While the first one led me to question these stories' veracity, the second made me consider their politics.’
    • ‘Sometimes, photojournalism is so brilliant that a natural reaction is to doubt its veracity.’
    • ‘Written with an air of braggadocio, Love's story is, in places, of questionable veracity.’
    • ‘Whether this latter prediction had any veracity is debatable, as the troubled African country has been in a state of growing crisis for years.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the marketability of spy stories is determined by their drama, not by their veracity.’
    • ‘Fictional stories and dreams have precisely the same effect; veracity does not seem to be a central component.’
    • ‘This roller coaster veracity has one great advantage: emotional momentum.’
    • ‘If anyone doubted the veracity of his research or the authenticity of his photographs, he would fly into a violent rage.’
    • ‘Because of my developing view that there is often more verisimilitude than veracity in folk wisdom, I carried out a replication.’
    • ‘Some people have doubted its veracity, but I'm willing to take it at face value.’
    • ‘If there are any doubts about a report's veracity, they can call on the expertise of their editors instantly.’
    • ‘We have no reason to doubt the veracity of the Goodridges' stories.’
    • ‘Still, no matter the source or its veracity, intelligence has to be analysed correctly.’
    • ‘If anyone doubts the veracity of Chang and Halliday's story they only have to glance at some of the accompanying photographs.’
    • ‘It is the duty of the referring clinician to ensure the completeness, accuracy, and veracity of the information provided.’
    • ‘If lawyers have their doubts about the veracity of a case, are they going to be prosecuted for taking the case?’
    • ‘While commentators see the company continuing to dance around the facts they will continue to doubt the veracity of its message.’
    • ‘Is this a genuine reference, or are there doubts about its veracity?’
    • ‘Cooke gilded that story for days, insisting on its veracity and refusing to tell the police where the boy lived.’
    • ‘We know that factual accuracy and veracity are trickier than they seem.’
    truthfulness, truth, accuracy, accurateness, correctness, exactness, precision, preciseness, realism, authenticity, faithfulness, fidelity
    reputability, honesty, sincerity, trustworthiness, reliability, dependability, scrupulousness, ethics, morality, righteousness, virtuousness, decency, goodness, probity
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    1. 1.1 Habitual truthfulness.
      ‘voters should be concerned about his veracity and character’
      • ‘If you doubt my veracity, MyDoom's ability to spoof icons should change your mind.’
      • ‘Did they not realise the extent of Archer's problems with veracity?’
      • ‘The end result is that there is very serious doubt about their veracity, backed by a huge body of evidence within a day of the story surfacing.’
      • ‘In fact, the CIA had long harbored strong doubts concerning Curveball's veracity.’
      • ‘The ending is powerful, with the message that history is what you make of it, depending upon the veracity of those who wrote it.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘After the improbability of all that recently transpired, he couldn't see fit to doubt Aarrl's veracity.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from French véracité or medieval Latin veracitas, from verax speaking truly (see veracious).

Pronunciation

veracity

/vəˈrasədē/