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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section II. Modes of Communication
 
543. Veracity.
 
  
NOUN:VERACITY; truthfulness, frankness &c. adj.; truth, soothfastness [archaic], sooth [archaic], veridicality, sincerity, candor, honesty, fidelity; plain dealing, bona fides [L.]; love of truth; probity [See Probity]; ingenuousness (artlessness) [See Artlessness].
  the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth; honest -, unvarnished -, sober- truth (fact) [See Truth]; unvarnished tale; light of truth.
  
VERB:SPEAK THE TRUTH, tell the truth; speak on oath; speak without -equivocation, - mental reservation; speak by the card; paint in its -, show oneself in one’s- true colors; make a clean breast (disclose) [See Disclosure]; speak one’s mind (be blunt) [See Artlessness]; not lie [See Falsehood], not deceive [See Deception].
  
ADJECTIVE:TRUTHFUL, true; veracious, veridical; scrupulous (honorable) [See Probity]; sincere, candid, frank, open, straightforward, unreserved; open-, frank-, true-, simple- hearted; soothfast [archaic], truth-telling, honest, trustworthy; undissembling &c. (dissemble [See Falsehood]); guileless, pure; truth-loving; unperjured; true-blue, as good as one’s word; one’s word one’s bond; unaffected, unfeigned, bonâ fide [L.]; outspoken, ingenuous (artless) [See Artlessness]; undisguised (real) [See Truth].
  
ADVERB:TRULY (really) [See Truth]; in plain words [See Artlessness]; in -, with -, of a -, in good- truth; as the dial to the sun, as the needle to the pole; honor bright [colloq.]; troth; in good -sooth, - earnest; soothfast [archaic], unfeignedly, with no nonsense, in sooth, sooth to say, bonâ fide [L.], in foro conscientiæ [L.]; without equivocation; cartes sur table [F.], from the bottom of one’s heart; by my troth (affirmation) [See Affirmation].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Di il vero e affronterai il diavolo.
  2. Dichtung und Wahrheit.
  3. Esto quod esse videris.
  4. Magna est veritas et prævalet.
  5. That golden key that opes the palace of eternity.—Milton
  6. Veritas odium parit.
  7. Veritatis simplex oratio est.
  8. Verité sans peur.

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