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veritable

[ ver-i-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈvɛr ɪ tə bəl /
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adjective

being truly or very much so: a veritable triumph.
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
1. See authentic.
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British Dictionary definitions for veritable

veritable
/ (ˈvɛrɪtəbəl) /

adjective (prenominal)

(intensifier; usually qualifying a word used metaphorically)he's a veritable swine!
rare genuine or true; properI require veritable proof
veritableness, nounveritably, adverb
C15: from Old French, from vérité truth; see verity
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