- the quality of seeming to be true according to one's intuition, opinion, or perception without regard to logic, factual evidence, or the like: the growing trend of truthiness as opposed to truth.
- Rare. truthfulness or faithfulness.
Origin of truthiness
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Examples from the Web for truthiness
Truthiness is as truthiness does, and clearly: Acolyte Oren does truthiness very, very well.Michael Oren's Truthiness
Emily L. Hauser
March 6, 2013
Truth, truthiness, in this mass media cacophony we live in, comes up something for grabs.Fire and Forget: After Homecoming, Veterans Collect Stories of War
November 26, 2012
And by consumer and supplier agreement, no fact, factoid, or truthiness is too small to register.Can the Heart and Blood-Pressure Pill Propranolol Cure Racism?
March 13, 2012
Are we so in thrall to "truthiness" that we need our exorcist movies to be dressed up with the patina of realness, as well?What's Real in The Rite
Seth Colter Walls
January 31, 2011
- informal (of a belief, etc) the quality of being considered to be true because of what the believer wishes or feels, regardless of the facts
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