Definition of verity in English:

verity

noun

  • 1A true principle or belief, especially one of fundamental importance.

    ‘the eternal verities’
    • ‘To those of us who have not forgotten the eternal verities, he has summed up perfectly today's pundit herd of Washington and Wall Street.’
    • ‘She's no nostalgia merchant for the musical Luddites, and it's not just the eternal verities of soul music that Jones traffics in.’
    • ‘To quote the eternal verities of the Muppet Show: ‘It is at times like these that I am proud to be an American Bald Eagle.’’
    • ‘Do these remnants pledged to eternal verities have any prospect of succeeding with contemporary children?’
    • ‘No, we need something that will * really * get the Church in touch with the eternal verities for which contemporary American culture stands!’
    • ‘Cynics will charge that these are the eternal verities of political classes everywhere.’
    • ‘Teshigawara inhabits a world of eternal verities.’
    • ‘The others challenged the eternal verities of the West, and the critics hated them.’
    • ‘We must remind ourselves of what Faulkner called ‘the old verities and truths of the heart’.’
    • ‘One often hears the comment that each new generation rediscovers the eternal verities.’
    • ‘This year, the principle will be treated as an eternal verity.’
    • ‘The theme of her remarks as she opened the new synod concerned the challenges of staying true to unchanging verities in a world of constant change and new challenges.’
    • ‘The author looks at the different issues and technologies affecting time, and concludes it is the most important of the verities.’
    • ‘In a world where all nonrelativistic truth has been abolished, the relativity principle itself is proclaimed as a universal verity.’
    • ‘You are full of enthusiasm for the eternal verities - life is worth living, and then out of sinful curiosity you open a newspaper.’
    the truth, the whole truth, the naked truth, gospel truth, god's truth, the honest truth
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    1. 1.1mass noun Truth.
      ‘irrefutable, objective verity’
      • ‘David, the meticulous neoclassicist, insisted upon the verity of his work.’
      • ‘They argued that discussion led to verity and gave enlightened public opinion the force of law.’
      • ‘Yet with The Quiet American, Noyce aims at verity, not controversy; he seeks admission, not outrage.’
      • ‘The timeliness and verity of this admonition is not arguable.’
      • ‘Their over-educated leader, Mr Mugabe, illustrates perfectly the verity of an ancient proverb: much learning does not teach sense.’
      • ‘Are you sometimes concerned about the verity of what you read on the internet?’
      • ‘And once that kind of liberal verity of free speech seems to be under threat, then the commentators come out and criticism rains down.’
      • ‘I'm not sure I agree with my health warning, below, but who am I to doubt the verity of an internet quiz?’
      • ‘I imagine Winthrop and myself in these respective roles and almost choke on my drink at the ludicrousness but strange verity of the thought.’
      • ‘The deal is, he writes better stuff, but I'm more prolific, thus illustrating the eternal economic verity: Quality.’
      • ‘The unspoken underlying verity was that there were no residents of Abu Hishma who would voluntarily turn them over.’
      • ‘In fact, a case can be made that the Internet in general represent the new Truth Police in an era of increasingly elusive verity.’
      veracity, truthfulness, sincerity, candour, honesty, genuineness
      fact, certainty, certitude
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French verite, from Latin veritas, from verus ‘true’.

Pronunciation

verity

/ˈvɛrɪti/