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
If this technology is indeed becoming commercial rather than experimental, it
  will have had a veritably mammoth gestation.
On the sixth level of the atrium, however, sits a new store that veritably begs
  your attention.
He has veritably knocked himself out with overintellectualization and
  contrivance.
It has never been restored and, indeed, looks veritably untouched since the
  emperor's ousting and hasty exile.
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