• Truthful.
  • Coinciding with reality.

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Example Sentences

“I can always count on my mother to give veridical advice.”

“Even when I daydream, my thoughts remain quite veridical.”

“After a vivid dream, you might wonder what was veridical and what was the product of your sleeping brain.”

Word Origin

Latin, mid-17th century

Why this word?

Broken down into its components, “veridical” applies to the advice to “just tell the truth.” It originates from the Latin word “veridicus,” from “verus” (“true”) and “dicere” (“say”). Basically, this adjective applies to anything that tells the truth.

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