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veritable

[ver-i-tuh-buhl]
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adjective
  1. being truly or very much so: a veritable triumph.
  2. Obsolete. true, as a statement or tale.
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Origin of veritable

1425–75; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French. See verity, -able
Related formsver·i·ta·ble·ness, nounver·i·ta·bly, adverbnon·ver·i·ta·ble, adjectivenon·ver·i·ta·ble·ness, nounnon·ver·i·ta·bly, adverbun·ver·i·ta·ble, adjectiveun·ver·i·ta·ble·ness, nounun·ver·i·ta·bly, adverb

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1. See authentic.
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Related Words for veritable

actual, factual, genuine, indubitable, kosher, real, undoubted, unquestionable, very, legit, true

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Contemporary Examples of veritable

Historical Examples of veritable

  • 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

adjective (prenominal)
  1. (intensifier; usually qualifying a word used metaphorically)he's a veritable swine!
  2. rare genuine or true; properI require veritable proof
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Derived Formsveritableness, nounveritably, adverb

Word Origin for veritable

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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