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truthful

[ trooth-fuhl ]
/ ˈtruθ fəl /
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adjective

telling the truth, especially habitually: a truthful person.
conforming to truth: a truthful statement.
corresponding with reality: a truthful portrait.

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Origin of truthful

First recorded in 1590–1600; truth + -ful

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British Dictionary definitions for truthful

truthful
/ (ˈtruːθfʊl) /

adjective

telling or expressing the truth; honest or candid
realistica truthful portrayal of the king

Derived forms of truthful

truthfully, adverbtruthfulness, noun
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