[ trooth ]
/ truθ /
noun, plural truths [troothz, trooths] /truðz, truθs/.
the true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth.
conformity with fact or reality; verity: the truth of a statement.
a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like: mathematical truths.
the state or character of being true.
actuality or actual existence.
an obvious or accepted fact; truism; platitude.
honesty; integrity; truthfulness.
(often initial capital letter) ideal or fundamental reality apart from and transcending perceived experience: the basic truths of life.
agreement with a standard or original.
accuracy, as of position or adjustment.
Archaic. fidelity or constancy.
in truth, in reality; in fact; actually: In truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire.
Origin of truth
Related formstruth·less, adjectivetruth·less·ness, nounmis·truth, nounnon·truth, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mistruth
/ (truːθ) /
the quality of being true, genuine, actual, or factualthe truth of his statement was attested
something that is true as opposed to falseyou did not tell me the truth
a proven or verified principle or statement; factthe truths of astronomy
(usually plural) a system of concepts purporting to represent some aspect of the worldthe truths of ancient religions
fidelity to a required standard or law
faithful reproduction or portrayalthe truth of a portrait
an obvious fact; truism; platitude
honesty, reliability, or veracitythe truth of her nature
accuracy, as in the setting, adjustment, or position of something, such as a mechanical instrument
the state or quality of being faithful; allegiance
Related formsRelated adjectives: veritable, veracious
Derived Formstruthless, adjective
Word Origin for truth
Old English triewth; related to Old High German gitriuwida fidelity, Old Norse tryggr true
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Idioms and Phrases with mistruth
In addition to the idioms beginning with truth
- truth is stranger than fiction
- truth will out
- gospel truth
- home truth
- moment of truth
- naked truth
- unvarnished truth
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