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veritable

[ver-i-tuh-buh l] /ˈvɛr ɪ tə bəl/
adjective
1.
being truly or very much so:
a veritable triumph.
2.
Obsolete. true, as a statement or tale.
Origin of veritable
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French. See verity, -able
Related forms
veritableness, noun
veritably, adverb
nonveritable, adjective
nonveritableness, noun
nonveritably, adverb
unveritable, adjective
unveritableness, noun
unveritably, adverb
Synonyms
1. real, genuine; utter.
Synonym Study
1. See authentic.
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  • She seemed to bring a veritable shower of song into this home of long silences.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • The first performance was a veritable little triumph for me!

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • But the window scene on the first night was a veritable triumph.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • A veritable Eden thought Stanley Fyles—complete to the last detail.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • It is your grand state medicine, your veritable Doctor Sangrado!

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for veritable

veritable

/ˈvɛrɪtəbəl/
adjective (prenominal)
1.
(intensifier; usually qualifying a word used metaphorically): he's a veritable swine!
2.
(rare) genuine or true; proper: I require veritable proof
Derived Forms
veritableness, noun
veritably, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Old French, from vérité truth; see verity
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Word Origin and History for veritable
adj.

late 15c., from Anglo-French and Old French veritable "true," from verité (see verity) + -able. Probably lost mid-17c. and reborrowed or revived after 1830. Related: Veritably.

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