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forsooth

[ fawr-sooth ]
/ fɔrˈsuθ /
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adverb Archaic.

(now used in derision or to express disbelief) in truth; in fact; indeed.

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Origin of forsooth

before 900; Middle English forsothe,Old English forsōth.See for, sooth
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forsooth
/ (fəˈsuːθ) /

adverb

archaic in truth; indeed

Word Origin for forsooth

Old English forsōth
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