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veriest Syllabification: ver·i·est
Pronunciation: /ˈverēist/

Definition of veriest in English:


[attributive] (the veriest) chiefly archaic
Used to emphasize the degree to which a description applies to someone or something: everyone but the veriest greenhorn knows by now
More example sentences
  • I regard it as the veriest trash.
  • she tried to feel just a very small pinch, just the veriest dollop of compassion for the young man who was seated before the blazing fire.


Early 16th century: superlative of very.

Words that rhyme with veriest

Trotskyist • boniest • copyist
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