Definition of veritable in English:


Syllabification: ver·i·ta·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈvəritəbəl


  • Used as an intensifier, often to qualify a metaphor: the early 1970s witnessed a veritable price explosion
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    • Errors of judgment seem inspired, and the few shards of true inspiration sound like veritable masterpieces.
    • The school going children can expect a veritable literary blitz to descend on their schools.
    • Happily, the next decade will see a veritable slew of well-qualified candidates.
    real, bona fide, authentic, genuine, indubitable, utter
    informal sure as shootin'



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  • He is today, veritably, a one-man-Open University on Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Sage veritably whispers these opening lines, suggesting pain and danger.
  • She lowered her eyes flirtatiously, batted her lashes and veritably glowed with his praise.


late Middle English: from Old French, from verite 'truth' (see verity). Early senses included 'true' and 'speaking the truth', later 'genuine, actual'.

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