veritable

[ver-i-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
being truly or very much so: a veritable triumph.
2.
Obsolete. true, as a statement or tale.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French. See verity, -able

veritableness, noun
veritably, adverb
nonveritable, adjective
nonveritableness, noun
nonveritably, adverb
unveritable, adjective
unveritableness, noun
unveritably, adverb


1. real, genuine; utter. See authentic.
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veritable (ˈvɛrɪtəbəl)
 
adj
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]
 
'veritableness
 
n
 
'veritably
 
adv

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veritable
1474, from Anglo-Fr. and O.Fr. veritable "true," from verité (see verity) + -able. Probably lost mid-17c. and reborrowed or revived after 1830.
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Example sentences
Today someone settling down to watch television is likely to witness a
  veritable carnival of violent behavior.
In fact, there is a veritable epidemic of back pain in this country today, and
  nobody can explain why.
If you want to see interesting people, it's a veritable buffet.
The reason is that there's a veritable alphabet soup of genes which pop out of
  the numerous studies focusing on these traits.
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