Related formstru·is·tic, tru·is·ti·cal, adjective
Can be confusedtruism truth (see confusables note at the current entry)
Note, however, that truism is used in a technical sense in mathematics or philosophy for restating something that is already known from its terms or premises. Examples of such truisms include: “Men are not women” and “Since the circumference of a circle equals twice the radius multiplied by π (2π r ), it equals the diameter multiplied by π (π d ).”
Examples from the Web for truism
The amendment states but a truism that all is retained which has not been surrendered.Exclusive: GOP Senate Candidate Caught Saying States Can Nullify Laws|Ben Jacobs|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is a truism bandied about that more people like to read about baseball than watch it.The Literature of Futbol: 11 Great Books About Soccer|Robert Birnbaum|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The religious basis of the fiercest opposition to same-sex marriage is a truism.Opposing Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You a Crypto-Racist|Jonathan Rauch|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Each of us gathered there had lived the truism of all wars: what can go wrong will go wrong.War Is the New Peace: American Vets Reflect on Syria|John Kael Weston|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is a truism that tough times make people seek out mindless escapes.
It is a truism that all such institutions tend to degenerate, to become mechanical, and to tyrannize.The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day|Evelyn Underhill
So much judgment and experience does the operation call for that it is a truism to say that bad pruning is worse than none.
How often is sport spoiled from the want of appreciating the truism that a wall is no stronger than its weakest point.Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore|Robert H. Elliot
If it be taken in its strict acceptation of autonomous state sovereignty, the exception is somewhat of a truism.
It is a truism that we can think more lucidly and profoundly than we can write or speak.No and Yes|Mary Baker Eddy