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truth

truth

 
 
pronunciation:
truth
phrases:
in truth
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: agreement with fact or reality.
There was no truth in what he said.His jokes are funny because there is a great deal of truth in them.
synonyms:
factuality, faithfulness
antonyms:
falsehood
similar words:
accuracy, authenticity, fidelity, reality, right, veracity
definition 2: that which agrees with the particular facts or reality of a situation.
We still don't know the truth about what caused the accident.At first she lied, but then she decided to tell the truth.The truth can sometimes be harder to believe than lies.
antonyms:
falsehood, lie, untruth
similar words:
facts
definition 3: reality, actuality.
We would like to believe that, but in truth, no such thing occurred.
antonyms:
falsity, untruth
similar words:
actuality, case, verity
definition 4: a proposition, principle, or fact that can be demonstrated or verified.
That children grow up and become independent is one of the truths that some parents have difficulty facing.
synonyms:
certainty, fact, law, principle, verity
antonyms:
falsehood, falsity
similar words:
actuality, aphorism, axiom, canon, dictum, fundamental, gospel, lowdown, maxim, postulate, precept, proposition, proverb, reality, right, theorem, truism
definition 5: sincerity; truthfulness.
He values truth in his friends.
synonyms:
sincerity, truthfulness
similar words:
candor, fidelity, frankness, honesty, honor, integrity, veracity
definition 6: (sometimes cap.) ultimate reality apart from everyday experience.
He is a seeker of universal truth.
similar words:
essence, law, reality
phrase: in truth
derivations: truthless (n.), truthlessness (n.)
Word Parts
The word truth contains the following part:
-th2 Old English noun-forming suffix that means the act or state of
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The suffix -th2 attaches to English adjectives to form nouns (e.g., "warmth " from "warm" and "depth " from "deep"), and to English verb roots to form nouns (e.g., "birth " from "bear" and "stealth " from "steal").