noun, plural truths [troothz, trooths] /truðz, truθs/.
Origin of truth
Synonyms for truth
Antonyms for truth
Related Words for truthtruthfulness, legitimacy, veracity, certainty, principle, authenticity, fact, accuracy, faith, revelation, sincerity, integrity, realism, truism, nitty-gritty, maxim, facts, verisimilitude, score, actuality
Examples from the Web for truth
Contemporary Examples of truth
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
January 8, 2015
The media tend to frame situations like this as aberrations, but in this case, quite the opposite is the truth.Today’s GOP: Still Cool With Racist Pandering?
January 7, 2015
And I need to ask why their truth makes me so defensive, as if my truth is the only truth.
I need to resist my urge to talk them into my truth, just so I can feel more comfortable and secure.
And besides, as a nation, we hold this truth to be self-evident: resolutions are made to be broken.Forget the Resolutions; Try a Few Declarations
January 1, 2015
Historical Examples of truth
The testimony of Pericles, Alcibiades, and Plato, confirmed the truth of his words.
"In truth, my father, I wished to avoid the pain of parting," rejoined Philæmon.
Listen to the voice that tries to win you back to innocence and truth!
But I got him too straight—let a drunken man alone for telling the truth when he's got it in him.
In truth, it's amazing to take count of the Western men among us in all the professions.
Word Origin for truth
Meaning "accuracy, correctness" is from 1560s. Unlike lie (v.), there is no primary verb in English or most other IE languages for "speak the truth." Noun sense of "something that is true" is first recorded mid-14c.
Let [Truth] and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter. [Milton, "Areopagitica," 1644]
Truth squad in U.S. political sense first attested 1952. Truthiness "act or quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than those known to be true," catch word popularized in this sense by U.S. comedian Stephen Colbert, declared by American Dialect Society to be "2005 Word of the Year."
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