Definition of veracity in English:

veracity

noun

  • 1[mass noun] Conformity to facts; accuracy:

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

veracity

/vəˈrasɪti/