Veritable vs Very - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between veritable and very

is that veritable is veritable while very is true, real, actual.

As an adverb very is

to a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.

veritable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • True, real.
  • * '>citation
  • Life in the Middle Ages was a colossal religious game. The
    dominant value was salvation in a life hereafter. Emphasizing
    that "to divorce medieval hysteria from its time and place is
    not possible,"21 Gallinek observes:
    It was the aim of man to leave all things worldly as far behind as
    possible, and already during lifetime to approach the kingdom of
    heaven. The aim was salvation. Salvation was the Christian master
    motive.—The ideal man of the Middle Ages was free of all fear
    because he was sure of salvation, certain of eternal bliss. He was
    the saint, and the saint, not the knight nor the troubadour, is the
    veritable ideal of the Middle Ages.22
    He is a veritable swine.
    A fair is a veritable smorgasbord. (From ).

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    English

    (wikipedia very)

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • True, real, actual.
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  • *Bible, (w) xxvii. 21
  • *:whether thou be my very son Esau or not
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:The very essence of truth is plainness and brightness.
  • *(Edmund Burke) (1729-1797)
  • *:I looked on the consideration of public service or public ornament to be real and very justice.
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  • *:Turning back, then, toward the basement staircase, she began to grope her way through blinding darkness, but had taken only a few uncertain steps when, of a sudden, she stopped short and for a little stood like a stricken thing, quite motionless save that she quaked to her very marrow in the grasp of a great and enervating fear.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2012, date=November 7, author=Matt Bai, title=Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=The country’s first black president, and its first president to reach adulthood after the Vietnam War and Watergate, Mr. Obama seemed like a digital-age leader who could at last dislodge the stalemate between those who clung to the government of the Great Society, on the one hand, and those who disdained the very idea of government, on the other.}}
  • The same; identical.
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  • *
  • *:Molly the dairymaid came a little way from the rickyard, and said she would pluck the pigeon that very night after work. She was always ready to do anything for us boys; and we could never quite make out why they scolded her so for an idle hussy indoors. It seemed so unjust. Looking back, I recollect she had very beautiful brown eyes.
  • With limiting effect: mere.
  • *, I.40:
  • *:We have many examples in our daies, yea in very children, of such as for feare of some slight incommoditie have yeelded unto death.
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    Adverb

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  • To a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.
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  • *:Then his sallow face brightened, for the hall had been carefully furnished, and was very clean. ¶ There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=“[…] They talk of you as if you were Croesus—and I expect the beggars sponge on you unconscionably.” And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes.}}
  • True, truly.
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  • Usage notes

    * When used in their senses as degree adverbs, "very" and "too" never modify verbs.

    Synonyms

    * (to a great extent) ever so, (l) (dialectal), (l) (archaic), (l) (dialectal)

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