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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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verily, verisimilar, verisimilitude, verism, verismo, veritable, veritas, verity, verjuice, verkhne-udinsk, verkhneudinsk

Origin of veritable

1425–75; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French. See verity, -able
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1. See authentic.
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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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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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