Synonyms of truth
1 realityDictionary • Is it possible to separate truth from fiction?
real life • Children use fantasy to explore worrying aspects of real life.
actuality • It exists in dreams rather than actuality.
, old wives' tale
2 truthfulness • There is no truth in this story.
truthfulness • I can say, with absolute truthfulness, that I did not injure her.
accuracy • The text cannot be guaranteed as to the accuracy of speakers' words.
honesty • Good communication encourages honesty in a relationship.
precision • The interior is planned with meticulous precision.
authenticity • The film's authenticity of detail has impressed critics.
correctness • Please check the correctness of the details on this form.
sincerity • The film is made with sincerity.
veracity • We have total confidence in the veracity of our research.
3 factDictionary • It's a universal truth that we all die eventually.
fact • How much was fact and how much fancy no one knew.
law • inflexible moral laws
reality • Fiction and reality were increasingly blurred.
certainty • A general election became a certainty three weeks ago.
maxim • I believe in the maxim 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'.
verity • the undeniable verities of life
axiom • the long-held axiom that education leads to higher income
truism • the truism that nothing succeeds like success
4 the fact of the matterDictionary • I must tell you the truth about this.
the fact of the matter
what really happened
the honest truth
5 honestyDictionary • His mission is to uphold truth, justice and the American way.
honesty • It's time for complete honesty from political representatives.
principle • He would never compromise his principles.
honour • I can no longer serve with honour as a member of your government.
virtue • His mother was held up to the family as a paragon of virtue.
integrity • I have always regarded him as a man of integrity.
goodness • He retains his faith in human goodness.
righteousness • adopting a tone of moral righteousness
candour • He spoke with disarming candour about his childhood.
probity (formal) • a woman renowned for her moral probity
rectitude • people of the utmost rectitude
uprightness • a contest in which courage and Victorian uprightness win through
loyalty • I have sworn an oath of loyalty to the monarchy.
devotion • devotion to the cause
dedication • To be successful takes hard work and dedication.
fidelity • I had to promise fidelity to the Queen.
constancy • Even before they were married, she had worried about his constancy.
faithfulness • She and her husband valued faithfulness as the cornerstone of their marriage.
PHRASE:▷ in truth
PROVERB:There is truth in wine (in vino veritas)
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• The text cannot be guaranteed as to the accuracy of speakers' words.
actualityActuality is the state of really existing rather than being imagined.
• It exists in dreams rather than actuality.
authenticityAn authentic piece of information or account of something is reliable and accurate. (noun)
• The film's authenticity of detail has impressed critics.
Thesaurus for truth from the Collins English Thesaurus
the quality of being true, genuine, actual, or factual
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