Origin of veritableLate Middle English from Old French from verite, verity
The definition of veritable is a word that means real or genuine.
An example of veritable is when you describe that Washington DC is a hotbed of politics.
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 )
Origin of veritableMiddle English from Old French from verite ; see verity .
(comparative more veritable, superlative most veritable)
- True, real.
- He is a veritable swine.
- A fair is a veritable smorgasbord. (From Charlotte's Web).
- A six-footer, like David Dean was a veritable giant from her reduced point of reference.
- In the German poem this is a veritable "Isle of Maidens," where no man ever enters, and where it is perpetual spring.
- She was a veritable garden of indecision.
- Veritable helmets of metal, such as Herodotus ascribes to Assyrians and Chalybians (vii.
- Gadflies and mosquitoes are a veritable plague around the lakes of the lowlands in the hot weather.