Definition of truth


  • a fact that has been verified; "at last he knew the truth", "the truth is that he didn't want to do it".
  • 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". Synonyms: the true, trueness, verity. Antonyms: falsity.
  • a true statement; "he told the truth", "he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it". Synonyms: true statement. Antonyms: falsehood.
  • 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". Synonyms: accuracy. Antonyms: inaccuracy.
  • 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). Synonyms: Sojourner Truth, Truth.

Related words

exactitude, exactness, fidelity, gospel, tautology, truism, verity.

Words nearby truth

ruth, troth.

Rhymes with truth

booth, duluth, ruth, sleuth, tooth, uncouth, untruth, vermouth, youth.

Start with truth

truthfully, truthful, truthfulnesses, truthless, truths, truthfulness.

End with truth

mistruth, nontruth, untruth.

More information about truth

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • truth is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 8 points
  • truth is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 8 points
  • truth is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 8 points
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