truth Definition

  • 1the quality or state of being in accordance with fact or reality
  • 2a fact or belief that is accepted as true

Using truth: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "truth" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He was convinced of the truth of her statement.

  • Example

    The truth is that we can't afford to buy a new car right now.

  • Example

    She learned the truth about him after they broke up.

  • Example

    It's time to face the truth about our relationship.

truth Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using truth

  • to say something that is not completely true in order to deceive someone


    He bent the truth a little to make himself look better.

  • to reveal the truth about something


    After years of lying, he finally came out with the truth.

  • to discover the truth about something


    The detective worked tirelessly to find the truth about the crime.

Phrases with truth

  • used to emphasize the truth of a statement


    In truth, I never really liked him.

  • to be honest


    I'll tell you the truth, I don't know the answer.

  • the truth will eventually become known


    No matter how hard he tries to hide it, the truth will out.

Origins of truth

from Old English 'trīewth', meaning 'faithfulness, constancy'


Summary: truth in Brief

The term 'truth' [truːθ] refers to the quality or state of being in accordance with fact or reality. It can also refer to a fact or belief that is accepted as true. Phrases like 'in truth' and 'tell the truth' emphasize honesty, while idioms like 'to bend the truth' and 'to come out with the truth' denote deception and revelation, respectively.

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