veritable


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ver·i·ta·ble

 (vĕr′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
Being truly so called; real or genuine: "Her tea ... was set forth with as much grace as if she had been a veritable guest to her own self" (Mary Wilkins Freeman).

[Middle English, from Old French, from verite; see verity.]

ver′i·ta·ble·ness n.
ver′i·ta·bly adv.

veritable

(ˈvɛrɪtəbəl)
adj (prenominal)
1. (intensifier; usually qualifying a word used metaphorically): he's a veritable swine!.
2. rare genuine or true; proper: I require veritable proof.
[C15: from Old French, from vérité truth; see verity]
ˈveritableness n
ˈveritably adv

ver•i•ta•ble

(ˈvɛr ɪ tə bəl)

adj.
1. being truly or very much so; genuine or real: a veritable triumph.
2. Obs. true, as a statement or tale.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French. See verity, -able]
ver′i•ta•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.veritable - often used as intensifiers; "a regular morass of details"; "a regular nincompoop"; "he's a veritable swine"
typical - exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category; "a typical American girl"; "a typical suburban community"; "the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year"; "a painting typical of the Impressionist school"; "a typical romantic poem"; "a typical case of arteritis"
2.veritable - not counterfeit or copiedveritable - not counterfeit or copied; "an authentic signature"; "a bona fide manuscript"; "an unquestionable antique"; "photographs taken in a veritable bull ring"
echt, genuine - not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"

veritable

adjective positive, real, absolute, sheer, indisputable, categorical, incontrovertible a veritable feast of Christmas TV entertainment
Translations

veritable

[ˈverɪtəbl] ADJverdadero, auténtico
a veritable monsterun verdadero monstruo

veritable

[ˈvɛrɪtəbəl] adjvéritable before n

veritable

adj geniuswahr; a veritable disasterdie reinste Katastrophe; a veritable miracledas reinste Wunder

veritable

[ˈvɛrɪtəbl] adjvero/a
References in classic literature ?
Koku was an immense man, a veritable giant, one of two whom Tom had brought back with him after an exciting trip to a strange land.
We were standing outside talking, when they all came running up the steps together, big and little, tow heads and gold heads and brown, and flashing little naked legs; a veritable explosion of life out of the dark cave into the sunlight.
He exaggerated every detail, making it appear a veritable Lucullean feast.
The thistle is the order for dignity and antiquity; the veritable 'nemo me impune lacessit' of chivalry.
For instance, there was a glass pickle-jar, filled with fragments of Gibraltar rock; not, indeed, splinters of the veritable stone foundation of the famous fortress, but bits of delectable candy, neatly done up in white paper.
I felt a sick swim at the drop of my victory and all the return of my battle, so that the wildness of my veritable leap only served as a great betrayal.
In some instances, to the quick, observant eye, those linear marks, as in a veritable engraving, but afford the ground for far other delineations.
Whether it was the slaughterhouses or the dumps that were responsible, one could not say, but with the hot weather there descended upon Packingtown a veritable Egyptian plague of flies; there could be no describing this--the houses would be black with them.
So here she was, forecasting the veritable history of future prisoners of the Castle d'If, without knowing it.
When we came, at last, within a stage of London, and passed the veritable Salem House where Mr.
Its seven letters seemed to hang right across the clouds like the Seven Stars, an apocalyptic constellation, a veritable sky sign; and again the name was an angel standing with a silver trumpet, and again it was a song.
He was a veritable "Ancient Mariner" of the telephone.