veritable


veritable

adjective

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

adjective (prenominal)

  1. (intensifier; usually qualifying a word used metaphorically)he’s a veritable swine!
  2. rare genuine or true; properI require veritable proof
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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