Truth meaning

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Truth is something that has been proven by facts or sincerity.

An example of truth is someone giving their real age.

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The quality or state of being true.
  • Loyalty; trustworthiness.
  • Sincerity; genuineness; honesty.
  • The quality of being in accordance with experience, facts, or reality; conformity with fact.
  • Reality; actual existence.
  • Agreement with a standard, rule, etc.; correctness; accuracy.
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That which is considered to be the ultimate ground of reality.
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True facts, genuine depiction or statements of reality.

The truth is that our leaders knew a lot more than they were letting on.

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The state or quality of being true to someone or something.

Truth to one's own feelings is all-important in life.

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An established or verified fact, principle, etc.
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That which is real, in a deeper sense; spiritual or "˜genuine' reality.

The truth is what is.

Alcoholism and redemption led me finally to truth.

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A completely accurate account of the facts; an affirmative defense in a suit for defamation.
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(countable) Something acknowledged to be true; a true statement or axiom.

Hunger and jealousy are just eternal truths of human existence.

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That which is true; statement, etc. that accords with fact or reality.
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Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, model, etc.
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Conformity to fact or reality; correctness, accuracy.

There was some truth in his statement that he had no other choice.

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A particular belief or teaching regarded by the speaker as the true one.
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(orig. a slave called Isabella) 1797?-1883; U.S. abolitionist & women's-rights advocate.
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Sincerity; integrity.

The truth of his intentions.

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Fidelity to an original or standard.

The truth of the copy.

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(physics, dated) Topness. (See also truth quark.)
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(obsolete) To assert as true; to declare.

Had they [the ancients] dreamt this, they would have truthed it heaven. "” Ford.

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in truth
  • Truly; in fact.
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of a truth
  • Certainly.
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if truth be told
  • In fact; actually.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of truth

  • Middle English trewthe loyalty from Old English trēowth deru- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old English trÄ“owþ, trÄ«ewþ (“truth, veracity, faith, fidelity, loyalty, honour, pledge, covenant"), from Proto-Germanic *triwwiþō (“promise, covenant, contract"), from Proto-Indo-European *drÅ«- (“tree"), from Proto-Indo-European *deru- (“firm, solid"), equivalent to true +"Ž -th. Cognate with Icelandic tryggð (“loyalty, fidelity").

    From Wiktionary