a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like: mathematical truths.
the state or character of being true.
actuality or actual existence.
(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.
Idioms about truth
in truth, in reality; in fact; actually: In truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire.
- truthless, adjective
- truth·less·ness, noun
- mis·truth, noun
- non·truth, noun
Other definitions for Truth (2 of 2)
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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How to use truth in a sentence
Yes, there are some signs the economy might be recovering, but the truth is, we’re just beginning to understand the pandemic’s full impact, and we don’t yet know what the virus has in store for us.Why Coming Up With Effective Interventions To Address COVID-19 Is So Hard | Neil Lewis Jr. (email@example.com) | September 14, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
As they gain a foothold, you begin to wonder if there is some truth in them.Believing in Monsters: David Livingstone Smith on the Subhuman - Facts So Romantic | Eric Schwitzgebel | September 11, 2020 | Nautilus
By bringing an external source of truth in the form of how much it would cost to run a paid search campaign on the exact keyword portfolio, you highlight how valuable it is for other companies to grab the first results.SEO proposals: Particular challenges and how to avoid getting a silent no | SEOmonitor | September 10, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Panpsychism also offers a solution to the even harder problem of how to ground objective truths about value.The Universe Knows Right from Wrong - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Philip Goff | September 9, 2020 | Nautilus
They don’t feel like they know enough to change their own lives, to change the country, when the truth is, they hold the power to be the difference.Latinas vote at lower rates than other women. America Ferrera and Eva Longoria have a plan to close the turnout gap | ehinchliffe | September 5, 2020 | Fortune
The simple, awful truth is that free speech has never been particularly popular in America.
Taraji manages to bring an equal measure of truth to the mother in her character.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist | Judnick Mayard | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The media tend to frame situations like this as aberrations, but in this case, quite the opposite is the truth.
Their immediate response tells an important truth about a police slowdown that has spread throughout New York City in recent days.
And I need to ask why their truth makes me so defensive, as if my truth is the only truth.
And to tell the truth, she couldn't help wishing he could see, so he could make the game livelier.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.Pearls of Thought | Maturin M. Ballou
We are apt to think of these little ones as doing right only when under compulsion: but this is far from the truth.Children's Ways | James Sully
To be wiser than other men is to be honester than they; and strength of mind is only courage to see and speak the truth.Pearls of Thought | Maturin M. Ballou
Nothing but an extreme love of truth could have hindered me from concealing this part of my story.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
British Dictionary definitions for truth
the quality of being true, genuine, actual, or factual: the truth of his statement was attested
something that is true as opposed to false: you did not tell me the truth
a proven or verified principle or statement; fact: the truths of astronomy
(usually plural) a system of concepts purporting to represent some aspect of the world: the truths of ancient religions
fidelity to a required standard or law
faithful reproduction or portrayal: the truth of a portrait
an obvious fact; truism; platitude
honesty, reliability, or veracity: the 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 adjectives: veritable, veracious
- truthless, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with truth
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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