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Synonyms for truth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. truth(noun)

    a fact that has been verified

    "at last he knew the truth"; "the truth is that he didn't want to do it"

    trueness, accuracy, verity, the true, true statement

    falsity, untruth, falseness, falsehood

  2. truth, the true, verity, trueness(noun)

    conformity to reality or actuality

    "they debated the truth of the proposition"; "the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat"; "he was famous for the truth of his portraits"; "he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities"

    trueness, accuracy, loyalty, verity, the true, true statement

    falsity, untruth, falsehood, falseness

  3. truth, true statement(noun)

    a true statement

    "he told the truth"; "he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it"

    trueness, accuracy, verity, the true, true statement

    falsity, falsehood, falseness, untruth

  4. accuracy, truth(noun)

    the quality of being near to the true value

    "he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"; "the lawyer questioned the truth of my account"

    trueness, accuracy, verity, the true, true statement

    falseness, untruth, falsity, falsehood

  5. Truth, Sojourner Truth(noun)

    United States abolitionist and feminist who was freed from slavery and became a leading advocate of the abolition of slavery and for the rights of women (1797-1883)

    trueness, accuracy, verity, the true, true statement

    untruth, falsity, falsehood, falseness


  1. truth(noun)

    untruth, lie, half-truth, falsity, falsehood, nonsense

  2. truth(noun)

    To assert as true; to declare.

    Truth to one's own feelings is all-important in life.

    half-truth, falsehood, falsity, untruth, lie, nonsense

  3. truth(noun)

    half-truth, lie, nonsense, untruth, falsehood, falsity

  4. truth(noun)

    half-truth, lie, nonsense, falsehood, falsity, untruth

  5. truth(noun)

    There was some truth in his statement that he had no other choice.

    untruth, falsity, falsehood, nonsense, half-truth, lie

  6. truth(noun)

    The truth is that our leaders knew a lot more than they were letting on.

    falsity, falsehood, nonsense, half-truth, untruth, lie

  7. truth(noun)

    nonsense, falsity, falsehood, untruth, lie, half-truth

  8. truth(noun)

    Hunger and jealousy are just eternal truths of human existence.

    nonsense, falsehood, lie, untruth, half-truth, falsity

  9. truth(noun)

    lie, falsehood, nonsense, half-truth, untruth, falsity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. truth

    In its governmental relations, human or divine, justice is the giving to every person exactly what he deserves, not necessarily involving any consideration of what any other may deserve; equity (the quality of being equal) is giving every one as much advantage, privilege, or consideration as is given to any other; it is that which is equally right or just to all concerned; equity is equal justice and is thus a close synonym for fairness and impartiality, but it has a philosophical and legal precision that those words have not. In legal proceedings cases arise for which the law has not adequately provided, or in which general provisions, just in the main, would work individual hardship. The system of equity, devised to supply the insufficiencies of law, deals with cases "to which the law by reason of its universality can not apply." "Equity, then, ... is the soul and spirit of all law; positive law is construed and rational law is made by it." Blackstone bk. iii, ch. 27, p. 429. In personal and social relations justice is the rendering to every one what is due or merited, whether in act, word, or thought; in matters of reasoning, or literary work of any kind, justice is close, faithful, unprejudiced, and unbiased adherence to essential truth or fact; we speak of the justice of a statement, or of doing justice to a subject. Integrity, rectitude, right, righteousness and virtue denote conformity of personal conduct to the moral law, and thus necessarily include justice, which is giving others that which is their due. Lawfulness is an ambiguous word, meaning in its narrower sense mere legality, which may be very far from justice, but in its higher sense signifying accordance with the supreme law of right, and thus including perfect justice. Justness refers rather to logical relations than to practical matters; as, we speak of the justness of a statement or of a criticism. See JUDGE, n.

    equity, fair play, fairness, faithfulness, honor, impartiality, integrity, justice, justness, law, lawfulness, legality, rectitude, right, righteousness, rightfulness, uprightness, virtue

    dishonesty, favoritism, inequity, injustice, partiality, unfairness, unlawfulness, unreasonableness, untruth, wrong

    The justice of the king; to or for the oppressed.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. truth

    veracity, verity, fact, fidelity, faithfulness, exactness, accuracy, precision

Editors Contribution

  1. no lies

    you don't lie when speaking the truth

    Submitted by JP03 on October 23, 2014  
  2. honesty

    Submitted by rinat on August 11, 2019  
  3. veritas

    veritas translates into truth.

    veritas means truth

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. truth(n.)

    fact, reality, verity, actual existence, matter of fact, stubborn fact, not a dream, not a fancy, not an illusion

  2. truth(n.)

    conformity to fact or reality

  3. truth(n.)

    principle, axiom, law, canon

  4. truth(n.)

    veracity, truthfulness, honesty, sincerity, integrity, frankness, ingenuousness, candor

  5. truth(n.)

    faithfulness, fidelity, constancy

  6. truth(n.)

    exactness, accuracy, nicety, precision

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. truth(n)

    veracity, truthfulness, accuracy, precision, exactness, correctness, verity, fact, truism, axiom, fidelity, constancy, loyalty, fealty, steadfastness, candor, frankness, ingenuousness


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How to use truth in a sentence?

  1. W. Clement Stone:

    Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.

  2. Asia McClain:

    What actually happened is that I wrote the affidavit because I wanted to provide the truth about what I remembered, my only goal has always been to provide the truth about what I remembered.

  3. Patrick Henry:

    It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truthand listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

  4. Eric Greitens:

    The sexual revolution has led to exploitation of women on a scale that we would never have imagined, eric Greitens know what I'm talking about, the 1960s, 1970s, it became commonplace in our culture among our cultural elites, Hollywood, and the media to talk about -- to denigrate the biblical truth about husband and wife, man and woman.

  5. Arabic Proverb:

    It is good to know the truth, but it is better to speak of palm trees.

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