Someone who is veracious speaks the truth — like your brutally honest friend who always lets you know what she thinks about your outfits, your hairstyle, your lasagna recipe, and your taste in movies.

Think of a veracious person as someone who is like a witness under oath in a court of law, someone who speaks “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” Don’t ask a question of a veracious friend unless you really want to know the answer. The adjective veracious can be applied not just to people but also to things that are true or accurate, such as "a veracious story" or "a veracious statement."

Definitions of veracious

adj habitually speaking the truth

“a veracious witness”
true, truthful
expressing or given to expressing the truth

adj precisely accurate

“a veracious account”
conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy

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