Veracious
Veracious Ve*ra"cious, a. [L. verax, -acis, fr. verus true. See {Very}.] 1. Observant of truth; habitually speaking truth; truthful; as, veracious historian. [1913 Webster]

The Spirit is most perfectly and absolutely veracious. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

2. Characterized by truth; not false; as, a veracious account or narrative. [1913 Webster]

The young, ardent soul that enters on this world with heroic purpose, with veracious insight, will find it a mad one. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]


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