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Definition 1: the quality of being near to the true value - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where truth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for truth in the sense of this definition

(truth is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of truth ) the quality of being exact

"he demanded exactness in all details" "a man of great exactitude"

(... is a kind of truth ) accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal

(... are attributes of truth) conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy

"an accurate reproduction" "the accounting was accurate" "accurate measurements" "an accurate scale"

(... are attributes of truth) not accurate

"an inaccurate translation" "the thermometer is inaccurate"

Definition 2: a fact that has been verified - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where truth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(truth is a kind of ...) a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred

"first you must collect all the facts of the case"

(... is a kind of truth ) an important truth that is unpleasant to acknowledge (as about yourself)

(... is a kind of truth ) an enduring or necessary ethical or religious or aesthetic truth

Definition 3: a true statement - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where truth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for truth in the sense of this definition

(truth is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of truth ) an unquestionable truth

"his word was gospel"

(... is a kind of truth ) (logic) a statement that is necessarily true

"the statement `he is brave or he is not brave' is a tautology"

(... is a kind of truth ) an obvious truth

Definition 4: 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) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for truth in the sense of this definition

(truth is an instance of ...) a reformer who favors abolishing slavery

(truth is an instance of ...) a supporter of feminism

Definition 5: conformity to reality or actuality - [noun denoting state]

Samples where truth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for truth in the sense of this definition

(truth is a kind of ...) the state of actually existing objectively

"a hope that progressed from possibility to actuality"

(... are attributes of truth) consistent with fact or reality; not false

"the story is true" "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true" "the true meaning of the statement"

(... are attributes of truth) not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality

"gave false testimony under oath" "false tales of bravery"

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