- being truly or very much so: a veritable triumph.
- Obsolete. true, as a statement or tale.
Origin of veritable
Synonyms for veritableSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for veritablyabsolutely, indeed, very, literally, really, easily, certainly, truly, surely, naturally, undoubtedly, undeniably, precisely, plainly, actually, completely, simply, directly, rightly, sincerely
Examples from the Web for veritably
Historical Examples of veritably
He had veritably saved her father from disaster; had saved her from—from many things.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
The things were not only close: they were veritably upon us!Vampires of Space
Sewell Peaslee Wright
He was breathing heavily; he looked, veritably, a wounded man.The Long Roll
The grandson, then and there, was veritably drunk with the frenzy of despair!Joan of Arc of the North Woods
Yes, it is even so: this is no vain phrase; it is veritably so.
- (intensifier; usually qualifying a word used metaphorically)he's a veritable swine!
- rare genuine or true; properI require veritable proof
Word Origin 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.