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truthiness

[ troo-thee-nis ]
/ ˈtru θi nɪs /
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noun

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.
Rare. truthfulness or faithfulness.

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Origin of truthiness

First recorded in 1820–30; def. 1 was coined in 2005 by Stephen Colbert (1964– ), U.S. comedian and TV host; truth + -y1 + -ness
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British Dictionary definitions for truthiness

truthiness
/ (ˈtruːθɪˌnəs) /

noun

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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