An example of truth is someone giving their real age.
- 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.
The truth is that our leaders knew a lot more than they were letting on.
Truth to one's own feelings is all-important in life.
The truth is what is.
Alcoholism and redemption led me finally to truth.
Hunger and jealousy are just eternal truths of human existence.
The truth of his intentions.
The truth of the copy.
- Truly; in fact.
- In fact; actually.
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“owÃ¾, trÄ«ewÃ¾ (“truth, veracity, faith, fidelity, loyalty, honour, pledge, covenant"), from Proto-Germanic *triwwiÃ¾Å (“promise, covenant, contract"), from Proto-Indo-European *drÅ«- (“tree"), from Proto-Indo-European *deru- (“firm, solid"), equivalent to true +"Ž -th. Cognate with Icelandic tryggÃ° (“loyalty, fidelity").