Definitions: (1) able to perceive the truth; (2) inclined to speak the truth; honest; accurate; precise

Derivation: Latin, “truthful;” Old English, “true;” Old High German, “trust”
     Note: Not to be confused with “voracity,” which refers to greed or an excessive appetite – to devour.

Synonym: veridical <coinciding with reality>; unbridled

‘Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty.’ – that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
— John Keats (1795–1821) English poet

Quote: Veracity does not consist in saying, but in the intention of communicating the truth. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) English poet & philosopher

Definitions: (1) the appearance of being true or real; (2) in philosophy, “truthlikeness” is the question of how close is a proposition to truth or to another proposition; (3) coinciding with reality; veridical

Derivation: Latin, “seems probable”

• The ‘uncanny effect:’ When seeing something fake, the feeling or judgement of how close it is to being real. Or hearing some theory, or bit of news, how true it seems to be to the truth.
• The Spirit of Truth, the “new teacher,” is the soul’s barometer of living the fruits of the spirit.