veritable

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ver•i•ta•ble /ˈvɛrɪtəbəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. being truly or very much so;
    genuine or real:a veritable triumph of modern science.
ver•i•ta•bly, adv. See -ver-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ver•i•ta•ble  (veri tə bəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. being truly or very much so:a veritable triumph.
  2. [Obs.]true, as a statement or tale.
veri•ta•ble•ness, n. 
veri•ta•bly, adv. 
  • Anglo-French, Middle French. See verity, -able
  • late Middle English 1425–75
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . real, genuine;
      utter. See  authentic. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

veritable /ˈvɛrɪtəbəl/ adj (prenominal)
  1. (intensifier; usually qualifying a word used metaphorically): he's a veritable swine!
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French, from vérité truth; see verity

ˈveritableness n ˈveritably adv



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