ous; uncertain, chancy, unsafe, shaky, slippery, precarious, Archaic, parlous.
veracious, adj. 1. truthful, honest, sincere, earnest; upright, righteous, honorable, upstanding; ethical, proper, moral, conscionable; principled, high-minded, noble, right-minded, uncorrupt; ingenuous, artless, guileless, unsophisticated; frank, straight, Inf. square, free, open, aboveboard; candid, straightforward, up front, blunt, plain-spoken.
2. factual, literal, true-to-life, realistic, credible, believable, natural; accurate, exact, precise, faithful, close, strict; pure, unadulterated, unexaggerated, unvarnished, unembellished.
3. actual, real, Obs. veritable, Brit. Dial, gradely, Both Archaic, sooth, soothfast; authentic, genuine, valid, sound, just, confirmed; unimaginary, unficti-tious.
veracity, n. 1. truthfulness, honesty, honestness, veraciousness; frankness, openness, candor, candidness, straightforwardness, plainness, bluntness; ingenuousness, artlessness, guilelessness, naivetd.
2. sincerity, sincereness, earnestness; uprightness, integrity, probity, righteousness, honorableness, upstandingness; ethicalness, ethicality, morality, rightness, conscionableness, uncorruptedness.
3. accuracy, faithfulness, honesty, closeness, strictness, literalness; factuality, factualness, actuality, actualness, reality, realness, authenticity, genuineness; truth, vaidity, validness, soundness, credibility, credibleness, believability, believableness.
4. accuracy, accurateness, correctness, exactness, exactitude, precision, preciseness.
5. a truth, verity, Archaic, troth; fact, certainty, certitude;. principle, rule, axiom, law, fundamental, canon; theorem, Math, proposition.
veranda, n. porch, stoop; piazza, portico, gallery, galilee, vestibule, loggia; solarium, sun porch; patio.
verbal, adj. 1. lexical, vocabulary, word; linguistic, lingual, language, speech, dialectic.
2. oral, vocal, spoken, expressed, said, uttered; articulated, pronounced, enunciated, enunciative, enuncia-tory; conversational, colloquial, informal; unwritten, word-of-mouth, vive-voce.
3. verbatim, word for word, literal, letter-for-letter, line-for-line, Fr. mot d mot. See - verbatim (def. 2).
verbalist, n. 1. rhetorician, rhetor, public speaker, speechmaker, declaimer, Speech, elocutionist; writer, author, authoress, novelist, poet, man of letters, editor, editress; linguist, lexicologist, lexicographer, se-manticist, semasiologicist, etymologist, Archaic. glossologist, Brit, philologist, Brit, philologer, Rare. linguistician, Obs. glottologist; grammarian, morphologist, dialectologist, phonetician, phonologist.
2. big talker, Sl. bullshooter, blowhard, blusterer, braggart, blatherskite, bag of hot air, Sl. windbag, Sl. gasbag, Sl. big mouth, Sl. loud mouth.
verbatim, adv. 1. word for word, Fr. mot d mot, line for line, literally, letter for letter, literatim, Latin, verbatim et literatim-, exactly, precisely, accurately, closely, faithfully, honestly, strictly, to a hair, to the letter; in the strict sense of the word, strictly speaking, in plain English, simply, plainly.
-adj. 2. word-for-word, Fr. mot d mot, line-for-line, literally, letter-for-letter, literatim, Latin, verbatim et literatim-, exact, precise, accurate, close, faithful, honest, strict, undeviating; explicit, express, unambiguous, clear, unequivocal.
verbiage, n. 1. verbosity, verbality, verbalism, wordiness, prolixity, long-windedness, longiloquence, multiloquence. See - verbosity (def. 1).
2. wording, phraseology, phrasing, manner of expression; command of the language, way with words,