If you are asked a question and you know that telling the truth will get you into trouble but you do it anyway, this is an example of veracious.
- habitually truthful; honest
- true; accurate
Origin of veracious; from Classical Latin verax, speaking truly ; from verus, true: see very
- Honest; truthful: “She was not absolutely veracious; but this defect was of no great consequence, for she had never had anything to conceal” (Henry James).
- Accurate; true: a veracious account of what happened.
Origin of veraciousFrom Latin v&emacron;r&amacron;x, v&emacron;r&amacron;c-, truthful, from v&emacron;rus, true; see w&emacron;r&schwa;-o- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more veracious, superlative most veracious)
- The politician's statement was proven to be veracious by all who examined it.
From Latin verac- +"Ž -ious, stem of vÄ“rÄx (“truthful"), from vÄ“rus (“true").