noun, plural truths [troothz, trooths]. /truðz, truθs/.
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words often confused with truth
OTHER WORDS FROM truthtruthless, adjectivetruth·less·ness, nounmis·truth, nounnon·truth, noun
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Definition for truth (2 of 2)
What is a basic definition of truth?
Truth means the actual state of a matter, an adherence to reality, or an indisputable fact. Truth has several other senses as a noun.
The truth refers to the version of reality that we exist in. Putting it more simply, if you are “telling the truth,” you are describing the world as it actually is and not making things up or telling lies.
- Real-life examples: Police detectives try to discover the truth when investigating crimes so that they don’t arrest the wrong person. Criminals often hide or distort the truth so that they won’t get caught.
- Used in a sentence: I told my mom I passed the test, but the truth was that I failed it badly.
In a related sense, truth can also mean an agreement with reality or facts.
- Used in a sentence: We doubted that there was any truth to his claims of seeing Bigfoot.
Truth can also mean a fact or a statement that nobody disagrees with.
- Used in a sentence: Parents often have to tell their kids sad truths when a pet dies.
Where does truth come from?
The first records of truth come from before the 900s. It comes from the Old English noun trēowth and is related to the Old Norse tryggth, meaning “faith.”
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How is truth used in real life?
Truth is a very common word that means reality as it actually is or statements that describe reality correctly.
The plain truth is vaccination in the U.S. will take many months and won't magically end the pandemic.
— Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) January 16, 2021
As a journalist or commentator, your job is not to maintain neutrality but to tell the truth. Neutrality is a judge's job, not yours.
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) January 16, 2021
The words we speak matter. That’s why I believe we need to speak words of truth and hope not only to ourselves but to others as well. Here are 20 things we should say more often if we want to make the world more positive: pic.twitter.com/6DzXSDzZtV
— Jon Gordon (@JonGordon11) February 5, 2021
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Is truth used correctly in the following sentence?
It was hard for him to face the truth that his cooking was bad because he had fooled himself into thinking he was a master chef.
Example sentences from the Web for truth
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. (firstname.lastname@example.org)|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.
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|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.
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.
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
Other words from truthRelated adjectives: veritable, veracious
Derived forms of truthtruthless, adjective
Word Origin for truth
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