[ trooth ]
/ truθ /

noun, plural truths [troothz, trooths] /truðz, truθs/.

Nearby words

  1. trustless,
  2. trustlessly,
  3. trustor,
  4. trustworthy,
  5. trusty,
  6. truth claim,
  7. truth drug,
  8. truth is stranger than fiction,
  9. truth or consequences,
  10. truth serum


    in truth, in reality; in fact; actually: In truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire.

Origin of truth

before 900; Middle English treuthe, Old English trēowth (cognate with Old Norse tryggth faith). See true, -th1

Related formstruth·less, adjectivetruth·less·ness, nounmis·truth, nounnon·truth, noun

Can be confusedtruism truth (see confusables note at truism)

Confusables note

See truism.


[ trooth ]
/ truθ /


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 a slave. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for truth


/ (truːθ) /


Related formsRelated adjectives: veritable, veracious

Derived Formstruthless, adjective

Word Origin for truth

Old English triewth; related to Old High German gitriuwida fidelity, Old Norse tryggr true

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Word Origin and History for truth


Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with truth


In addition to the idioms beginning with truth

  • truth is stranger than fiction
  • truth will out

also see:

  • gospel truth
  • home truth
  • moment of truth
  • naked truth
  • unvarnished truth
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