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truthful

[trooth-fuh l]
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adjective
  1. telling the truth, especially habitually: a truthful person.
  2. conforming to truth: a truthful statement.
  3. corresponding with reality: a truthful portrait.
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Origin of truthful

First recorded in 1590–1600; truth + -ful
Related formstruth·ful·ly, adverbtruth·ful·ness, nouno·ver·truth·ful, adjectiveo·ver·truth·ful·ly, adverbo·ver·truth·ful·ness, nounqua·si-truth·ful, adjectivequa·si-truth·ful·ly, adverbsem·i·truth·ful, adjectivesem·i·truth·ful·ly, adverbsem·i·truth·ful·ness, noun

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1. honest, trustworthy; candid, frank.
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truthful

adjective
  1. telling or expressing the truth; honest or candid
  2. realistica truthful portrayal of the king
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Derived Formstruthfully, adverbtruthfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for truthfully

truthful

adj.

1590s, from truth + -ful. Related: Truthfully; truthfulness.

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