Antonyms for truth


Grammar : Noun
Spell : trooth
Phonetic Transcription : truθ


Définition truth

Origin :
  • Old English triewð (West Saxon), treowð (Mercian) "faithfulness, quality of being true," from triewe, treowe "faithful" (see true), with Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)).
  • Meaning "accuracy, correctness" is from 1560s. Unlike lie (v.), there is no primary verb in English or most other IE languages for "speak the truth." Noun sense of "something that is true" is first recorded mid-14c.
  • Let [Truth] and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter. [Milton, "Areopagitica," 1644]
  • Truth squad in U.S. political sense first attested 1952. Truthiness "act or quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than those known to be true," catch word popularized in this sense by U.S. comedian Stephen Colbert, declared by American Dialect Society to be "2005 Word of the Year."
  • noun reality, validity
  • noun honesty, loyalty
Example sentences :
  • The testimony of Pericles, Alcibiades, and Plato, confirmed the truth of his words.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • "In truth, my father, I wished to avoid the pain of parting," rejoined Philæmon.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Listen to the voice that tries to win you back to innocence and truth!
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • But I got him too straight—let a drunken man alone for telling the truth when he's got it in him.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • In truth, it's amazing to take count of the Western men among us in all the professions.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • That's all gossip, you know; not a word of truth in it, and it's been very annoying to us both.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • It was generally considered impromptu, but was, in truth, as stereotyped as the other.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • I should judge from what I saw of the truth of his communications.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • I was, in truth, and not more so than deeply mortified and humbled.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • The call of one blood to another, and he realized the truth of what Allister said.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand

Synonyms for truth

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