truthful

[ trooth-fuhl ]
/ ˈtruθ fəl /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. truth, sojourner,
  2. truth-condition,
  3. truth-function,
  4. truth-value,
  5. truth-value gap,
  6. truthfully,
  7. truthiness,
  8. truths,
  9. try,
  10. try line

Origin of truthful

First recorded in 1590–1600; truth + -ful

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for truthfulness

truthful

/ (ˈtruːθfʊl) /

adjective

telling or expressing the truth; honest or candid
realistica truthful portrayal of the king
Derived Formstruthfully, adverbtruthfulness, noun

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Word Origin and History for truthfulness

truthful

adj.

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

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