V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: absolute, true, and complete, usually indicating that something being referred to figuratively is actually true

Synonyms: authentic, real, genuine, true, absolute, complete, bona fide, undeniable, unquestionable

Antonyms: doubtful, counterfeit, fake, unreal, untrue

Tips: Veritable comes from the Latin veritas, "truth." Veritable usually refers to something figurative as actually being true. For example, the veritable low hanging fruit, or the veritable silver bullet etc.

Usage Examples:

We've been told that this program is a veritable treasury of useful vocabulary words. (bona fide, true)

We have to pursue this market--it's a veritable orchard of low-hanging fruit. (absolute, undeniable)

For our holiday party last year, we transformed our house into a veritable replica of the North Pole. (authentic, genuine, bona fide)

After a month of neglect, my garden became a veritable jungle. (authentic, genuine)

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