Definition of veritable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈverɪtəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈverɪtəbl//
[only before noun] (formal or humorous)
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a word used to emphasize that somebody/something can be compared to somebody/something else that is more exciting, more impressive, etc. synonym positive The meal that followed was a veritable banquet. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, from verite ‘truth’, from Latin veritas, from verus ‘true’. Early senses included ‘true’ and ‘speaking the truth’, later ‘genuine, actual’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: veritable