[ ver-i-tuh-buhl ]
See synonyms for: veritableveritablenessveritably on

  1. being truly or very much so: a veritable triumph.

  2. Obsolete. true, as a statement or tale.

Origin of veritable

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

synonym study For veritable

1. See authentic.

Other words for veritable

Other words from veritable

  • ver·i·ta·ble·ness, noun
  • ver·i·ta·bly, adverb
  • non·ver·i·ta·ble, adjective
  • non·ver·i·ta·ble·ness, noun
  • non·ver·i·ta·bly, adverb
  • un·ver·i·ta·ble, adjective
  • un·ver·i·ta·ble·ness, noun
  • un·ver·i·ta·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use veritable in a sentence

  • Woe to you if you fall into his clutches; before you come out of them you will be plucked, veritably flayed.

    Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
  • But these formidable interruptions veritably happened, and received the stern discipline in such cases made and provided.

  • Chauvelin felt as if his heart would veritably burst with the wildness of its beating.

    The Elusive Pimpernel | Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • That was veritably a Delphic utterance at that moment, had Hiram only known it.

  • It was veritably a park of the Gods, and enclosing it was the monstrous, corrugated palisade of the Rockies.

    The Trail of '98 | Robert W. Service

British Dictionary definitions for veritable


/ (ˈvɛrɪtəbəl) /

  1. (intensifier; usually qualifying a word used metaphorically): he's a veritable swine!

  2. rare genuine or true; proper: I require veritable proof

Origin of veritable

C15: from Old French, from vérité truth; see verity

Derived forms of veritable

  • veritableness, noun
  • veritably, adverb

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