Saturday, March 21, 2009

veracity: Word of the Day Word of the Day

Word of the Day for Saturday, March 21, 2009

veracity \vuh-RAS-i-tee\, noun:

1. truthfulness
2. truth

Veracity is the heart of morality.
-- Thomas Henry Huxley
The world is upheld by the veracity of good men: they make the earth wholesome. They who lived with them found life glad and nutritious. Life is sweet and tolerable only in our belief in such society.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

by 1623, from French véracité,from Middle Latin veracitatem/veracitas "truthfulness," from Latin verax/ veracis "truthful," from verus "true" Entry and Pronunciation for veracity

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