1. [syn: truth, the true, verity, trueness]
2. an enduring or necessary ethical or religious or aesthetic truth;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Verity \Ver"i*ty\, n.; pl. Verities. [F. v['e]rit['e], L.
veritas, fr. verus true. See Very.]
1. The quality or state of being true, or real; consonance of
a statement, proposition, or other thing, with fact;
truth; reality. "The verity of certain words." --Shak.
It is a proposition of eternal verity, that none can
govern while he is despised. --South.
2. That which is true; a true assertion or tenet; a truth; a
Mark what I say, which you shall find
By every syllable a faithful verity. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: conformity to reality or actuality; "they debated the truth
of the proposition"; "the situation brought home to us the
blunt truth of the military threat"; "he was famous for the
truth of his portraits"; "he turned to religion in his
search for eternal verities" [syn: truth, the true,
verity, trueness] [ant: falseness, falsity]
2: an enduring or necessary ethical or religious or aesthetic
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
27 Moby Thesaurus words for "verity":
absolute credibility, actuality, credibility, eternal verities,
fact, good sooth, gospel, historical truth, historicity, reality,
sooth, the true, trueness, truism, truth, truth-loving,
truth-speaking, truth-telling, truthfulness, ultimate truth,
unerroneousness, unfallaciousness, unfalseness, veraciousness,
veracity, veridicality, very truth