veritable

[ver-i-tuh-buhl]

adjective

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

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

Synonyms for veritable

Synonym study

1. See authentic.
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veritable

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 veritably

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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