1. precisely accurate

    Synonyms : right
    Examples :
    • a veracious account
  2. habitually speaking the truth

    Examples :
    • a veracious witness


  1. the manner in which something is expressed in words

    Synonyms : choice of words, diction, phraseology, phrasing, wording
    Type Of : formulation, expression
    Examples :
    • use concise military verbiage
  2. overabundance of words

    Synonyms : verbalism
    Type Of : verboseness, verbosity


  1. appearing to be true or real

    Examples :
    • a verisimilar tale


  1. spread negative information about

    Synonyms : rail, revile, vilify
    Type Of : abuse, blackguard, clapperclaw, shout


  1. the quality of being facile in speech and writing

    Synonyms : articulateness, fluency
    Type Of : communicativeness


  1. technical skill or fluency or style exhibited by a virtuoso

    Type Of : science, skill


  1. devouring or craving food in great quantities

    Synonyms : edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, wolfish
    Examples :
    • voracious sharks
  2. excessively greedy and grasping

    Synonyms : rapacious, ravening
    Examples :
    • paying taxes to voracious governments


  1. marked by repeated turns and bends

    Synonyms : tortuous, twisting, twisty, winding
  2. large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)

    Synonyms : copious
    Examples :
    • a subject of voluminous legislation
  3. large in volume or bulk

    Examples :
    • a voluminous skirt


  1. marked by a ready flow of speech

    Antonyms : taciturn
    Examples :
    • she is an extremely voluble young woman who engages in soliloquies not conversations


  1. liable to lead to sudden change or violence

    Synonyms : explosive
    Examples :
    • a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation
  2. marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments

    Synonyms : fickle
    Examples :
    • a flirt's volatile affections
  3. a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor

    Type Of : substance
    Examples :
    • it was heated to evaporate the volatiles
  4. evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures

    Antonyms : nonvolatile
    Examples :
    • volatile oils
    • volatile solvents
  5. tending to vary often or widely

    Examples :
    • volatile stocks
    • volatile emotions