[ ver-ee-ist ]

  1. utmost; most complete: the veriest stupidity.

  2. superlative of very.

Origin of veriest


Words Nearby veriest Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use veriest in a sentence

  • The veriest tyro in natural history would see that at the first glance of the massive skeleton.

  • The moment was critical; the veriest tyro felt the storm-spirit brooding over the hall.

    A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
  • But at all events there was nothing which the veriest Cato could denounce as demoralizing.

    Mystic London: | Charles Maurice Davies
  • So obvious a one that only the veriest dolt could be deceived by it.

    The Secret Witness | George Gibbs
  • I, who prided myself on my knowledge of women, was as awkward in her presence, as helpless and at loss as the veriest schoolboy.

    The Wasted Generation | Owen Johnson

British Dictionary definitions for veriest


/ (ˈvɛrɪɪst) /

  1. archaic (intensifier): the veriest coward

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