words often confused with truism
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 ).”
OTHER WORDS FROM truismtru·is·tic, tru·is·ti·cal, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH truismtruism , truth (see confusables note at the current entry)
Words nearby truism
How to use truism in a sentence
If one of the truisms of connection is to meet people where they are, then Kennedy has it down.How Dr. Becky Became the Millennial Parenting Whisperer|Doree Shafrir|June 26, 2021|Time
Our analysis also found that a longtime truism in polling — that surveys using live callers are more accurate — is no longer true.Politics Podcast: The Gold Standard For Polling Has Changed|Galen Druke|March 25, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
This is a truism of life, but we can’t resist manufacturing false gods.The difference between a plantation and college sports: A plantation didn’t pretend|Jerry Brewer|March 12, 2021|Washington Post
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
That old truism that hawks are the most capable of making peace carries a lot of weight in middle Israel.
In other words, it is a truism, mere equation in terms, telling nothing whatever.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Nevertheless, it is a truism which men are none the worse of being reminded of now and then.
That the day may begin with calm and sunshine, yet end in clouds and tempest—or vice versa—is a truism which need not be enforced.
Somehow this statement, though a truism, did not seem to fit on to previous remarks.
It is a mere truism to remark that in every political question the main controversy is complicated by a number of side issues.Is Ulster Right?|Anonymous