[ ver-i-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈvɛr ɪ tə bəl /


being truly or very much so: a veritable triumph.
Obsolete. true, as a statement or tale.

Nearby words

  1. verily,
  2. verisimilar,
  3. verisimilitude,
  4. verism,
  5. verismo,
  6. veritas,
  7. verity,
  8. verjuice,
  9. verkhne-udinsk,
  10. verkhneudinsk

Origin of veritable

1425–75; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French. See verity, -able

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See authentic. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for veritable


/ (ˈvɛrɪtəbəl) /

adjective (prenominal)

(intensifier; usually qualifying a word used metaphorically)he's a veritable swine!
rare genuine or true; properI require veritable proof
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



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper