truthiness

[troo-thee-nis]
noun
  1. the quality of seeming to be true according to one's intuition, opinion, or perception without regard to logic, factual evidence, or the like: the growing trend of truthiness as opposed to truth.
  2. Rare. truthfulness or faithfulness.

Origin of truthiness

1824for def 2; 2005 for def 1 (coined by Stephen Colbert (1964– ), U.S. comedian and TV host); truth + -y1 + -ness
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truthiness

noun
  1. informal (of a belief, etc) the quality of being considered to be true because of what the believer wishes or feels, regardless of the facts
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