veracity


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veracity

noun accuracy, actuality, artlessness, candidness, candor, conformity to fact, credibility, exactitude, exactness, factualness, frankness, genuiness, guilelessness, honesty, ingenuousness, integrity, precision, principle, probity, rectitude, sincerity, trustworthiness, truth, truthfulness, veraciousness, veridicality, veritas, verity, virtue
Associated concepts: reputation for veracity, veracity of a witness
See also: credibility, honesty, probity, reality, rectitude, truth, validity
References in classic literature ?
If any doubt the accuracy of this assertion, as inferring more conscientious self-denial or Scipio-like self-control than they feel disposed to give me credit for, let them take into consideration the following circumstances, which, while detracting from my merit, justify my veracity.
This was partly veracity on our hero's part, but it was also partly charity.
He would put this latter question to me as to a man of veracity, and he would bind himself to abide by my reply.
You would not think the place a vale at all, unless you were told so beforehand, and had confidence in the veracity of the teller.
If any person in this hall dares to doubt my veracity, I shall be glad to have a few words with him after the lecture.
When he makes a joke, it is looked upon as a pretended relation of fact and his want of veracity much condemned.
Of course the value of genius to us is in the veracity of its report.
It is in the circumstantial detail, the embellishing touches of probability, the general air of scrupulous - almost of pedantic - veracity, that the experienced angler is seen.
Plainness has its peculiar temptations and vices quite as much as beauty; it is apt either to feign amiability, or, not feigning it, to show all the repulsiveness of discontent: at any rate, to be called an ugly thing in contrast with that lovely creature your companion, is apt to produce some effect beyond a sense of fine veracity and fitness in the phrase.
But though he had started alone he had become aware that he was being followed, and he knew that it was because his people had no faith in either his courage or his veracity.
How many other kinds of petty merchandise were there, it would be difficult to say; but balls of packthread, ropes of onions, pounds of candles, cabbage-nets, and brushes, hung in bunches from the ceiling, like extraordinary fruit; while various odd canisters emitting aromatic smells, established the veracity of the inscription over the outer door, which informed the public that the keeper of this little shop was a licensed dealer in tea, coffee, tobacco, pepper, and snuff.
The peddler had certainly spoken the truth when he declared that the dye wouldn't wash off, however his veracity might be impeached in other respects.