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1Conformity to facts; accuracy.‘officials expressed doubts concerning the veracity of the story’
truthfulness, truth, accuracy, accurateness, correctness, exactness, precision, preciseness, realism, authenticity, faithfulness, fidelityView synonyms
- ‘If anyone doubted the veracity of his research or the authenticity of his photographs, he would fly into a violent rage.’
- ‘We know that factual accuracy and veracity are trickier than they seem.’
- ‘We have no reason to doubt the veracity of the Goodridges' stories.’
- ‘If lawyers have their doubts about the veracity of a case, are they going to be prosecuted for taking the case?’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Cooke gilded that story for days, insisting on its veracity and refusing to tell the police where the boy lived.’
- ‘While commentators see the company continuing to dance around the facts they will continue to doubt the veracity of its message.’
- ‘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 there are any doubts about a report's veracity, they can call on the expertise of their editors instantly.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Because of my developing view that there is often more verisimilitude than veracity in folk wisdom, I carried out a replication.’
- ‘While the first one led me to question these stories' veracity, the second made me consider their politics.’
- ‘Written with an air of braggadocio, Love's story is, in places, of questionable veracity.’
- ‘Still, no matter the source or its veracity, intelligence has to be analysed correctly.’
- ‘This roller coaster veracity has one great advantage: emotional momentum.’
- ‘Is this a genuine reference, or are there doubts about its veracity?’
- 1.1 Habitual truthfulness.‘voters should be concerned about his veracity and character’
- ‘In fact, the CIA had long harbored strong doubts concerning Curveball's veracity.’
- ‘It is a method for those who vote to assess the veracity and character of those who appear in the House.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘If you doubt my veracity, MyDoom's ability to spoof icons should change your mind.’
- ‘I suggest that the minister test my veracity on this to see whether I am telling the truth.’
- ‘Did they not realise the extent of Archer's problems with veracity?’
- ‘After the improbability of all that recently transpired, he couldn't see fit to doubt Aarrl'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.’
Early 17th century: from French véracité or medieval Latin veracitas, from verax ‘speaking truly’ (see veracious).
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