Veridical
Veridical Ve*rid"ic*al, a. [L. veridicus; verus true + dicere to say, tell.] Truth-telling; truthful; veracious. [R.] --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

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  • veridical — I adjective authentic, bona fide, genuine, honest, inartificial, legitimate, natural, real, sincere, true, truth telling, truthful, uncounterfeited, unfaked, unficticious, unperjured, unpretending, unsynthetic, veracious, verifiable II index bona …   Law dictionary

  • veridical — 1650s, from L. veridicus, from verum truth, neuter of verus true (see VERY (Cf. very)) + dic , stem of dicere “to speak” (see DICTION (Cf. diction)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • veridical — [və rid′i kəl] adj. [< L veridicus, speaking the truth < verus, truth + dicere, to speak: see VERY & DICTION] 1. truthful; veracious 2. corresponding with reality or facts veridicality [və rid′ikal′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • veridical — adjective Etymology: Latin veridicus, from verus true + dicere to say more at very, diction Date: 1653 1. truthful, veracious < tried…to supply…a veridical background to the events and people portrayed Laura Krey > 2. not illusory ; genuine < it… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • veridical — adjective a) True. Few believe that all claimed religious experiences are veridical. b) Pertaining to an experience, perception, or interpretation that accurately represents reality; as opposed to …   Wiktionary

  • veridical — Truthful. A veridical perception is one that represents things as they are, contrasted with an illusory or even delusory one that does not …   Philosophy dictionary

  • veridical — veridicality, n. veridically, adv. /veuh rid i keuhl/, adj. 1. truthful; veracious. 2. corresponding to facts; not illusory; real; actual; genuine. Also, veridic. [1645 55; < L veridicus (ver(us) true + i I + dicus speaking) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • veridical — Synonyms and related words: actual, faithful, indisputable, just, real, right, speaking, strict, TRUE, true tongued, truth, truth telling, uncolored, undeniable, undistorted, unreal, unvarnished, veracious …   Moby Thesaurus

  • veridical — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Consistently telling the truth: truthful, veracious. See TRUE. 2. Conforming to fact: accurate, correct, exact, faithful, precise, right, rigorous, true, veracious. See CORRECT, HONEST, REAL, TRUE …   English dictionary for students

  • veridical — [vɪ rɪdɪk(ə)l] adjective formal truthful or accurate. Derivatives veridicality noun veridically adverb Origin C17: from L. veridicus (from verus true + dicere say ) + al …   English new terms dictionary

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