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truth

[ trooth ]
/ truθ /
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noun, plural truths [troothz, trooths]. /truðz, truθs/.
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Idioms about truth

    in truth, in reality; in fact; actually: In truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire.

Origin of truth

First recorded before 900; Middle English treuthe, Old English trēowth (cognate with Old Norse tryggth “faith”); see true, -th1

words often confused with truth

See truism.

OTHER WORDS FROM truth

truthless, adjectivetruth·less·ness, nounmis·truth, nounnon·truth, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH truth

truism, truth (see confusables note at truism)

Other definitions for truth (2 of 2)

Truth
[ trooth ]
/ truθ /

noun
So·journ·er [soh-jur-ner, soh-jur-ner], /ˈsoʊ dʒɜr nər, soʊˈdʒɜr nər/, Isabella Van Wagener, 1797?–1883, U.S. abolitionist, orator, and women's-rights advocate, born into slavery.
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British Dictionary definitions for truth

truth
/ (truːθ) /

noun

Other words from truth

Related adjectives: veritable, veracious

Derived forms of truth

truthless, adjective

Word Origin for truth

Old English triewth; related to Old High German gitriuwida fidelity, Old Norse tryggr true
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Other Idioms and Phrases with truth

truth

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