Words nearby truism
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 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 ).”
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