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[attributive] Used to emphasize the degree to which a description applies to someone or something.‘everyone but the veriest greenhorn knows by now’
- ‘I regard it as the veriest trash.’
- ‘she tried to feel just a very small pinch, just the veriest dollop of compassion for the young man who was seated before the blazing fire.’
Early 16th century: superlative of very.
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