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veritable

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈver.ɪ.tə.bl̩/ us    /-ə.t̬ə-/
used to describe something as another, more exciting, interesting, or unusual thing, as a way of emphasizing its character: My garden had become a veritable jungle by the time I came back from holiday. The normally sober menswear department is set to become a veritable kaleidoscope of colour this season.
veritably
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
Translations of “veritable”
in Chinese (Traditional) 十足的,不折不扣的, 名副其實的…
in Russian настоящий, сущий…
in Turkish son derece, hakiki, gerçek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 十足的,不折不扣的, 名副其实的…
in Polish prawdziwy…
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