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veracious

ve·ra·cious

veracious

pronunciation:
v reI shs
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: habitually speaking the truth; honest; truthful.
a veracious person
antonyms:
mendacious
similar words:
honest, truthful
definition 2: conforming to fact; accurate; true.
The testimony is veracious.
antonyms:
mendacious
similar words:
accurate, factual, honest, true, truthful
derivations: veraciously (adv.), veraciousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word veracious contains the following parts:
ver Latin root that means truth
-acious Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of, characterized by
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The suffix -acious forms adjectives from Latinate nouns ending in "-acity," "-acy," or "-ce." Most common adjectives ending in -acious have a corresponding noun form ending in "-acity."