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Antonyms for truism
ˈtru ɪz əmtru·ism

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. truism

    Both the axiom and the truism are instantly seen to be true, and need no proof; but in an axiom there is progress of thought, while the truism simply says the same thing over again, or says what is too manifest to need saying. The axiom that "things which are equal to the same thing are equal to one another" unfolds in the latter part of the sentence the truth implied in the first part, which might have been overlooked if not stated. In the truism that "a man can do all he is capable of," the former and the latter part of the sentence are simply identical, and the mind is left just where it started. Hence the axiom is valuable and useful, while the truism is weak and flat, unless the form of statement makes it striking or racy, as "all fools are out of their wits." Compare PROVERB.

    Antonyms:
    absurdity, contradiction, demonstration, nonsense, paradox, sophism

    Synonyms:
    axiom

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  1. truism

    Antonyms:
    discovery, originality, paradox

    Synonyms:
    commonplace, platitude

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. truismnoun

    an obvious truth

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. truismnoun

    Synonyms:
    axiom

How to use truism in a sentence?

  1. Peter Layton:

    It is a reminder of a truism of history : one day empires leave.

  2. Matthew Stover:

    It is a truism that when one is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The glory of art is that it can show this proverbial hammer how everything looks to a screwdriver--and to a plowshare, and to an earthenware pot. If reality is the sum of our perceptions, to acquire more varying points of view is to acquire, literally, more reality.

  3. William Safire:

    Decide on some imperfect Somebody and you will win, because the truest truism in politics is You can't beat Somebody with Nobody.

  4. Perry Brass:

    The same people who believe that all-powerful modern truism that “Image is Everything,” also believe everything they read in Vanity Fair.

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