English Thesaurus
(adjective) 
Definition
in accordance with the truth or facts
Everything I had heard about him was true.
Synonyms
,
right
That's absolutely right!
, , , ,
valid
Both sides have made valid points.
, ,
factual
Any comparison that is not strictly factual runs the risk of being interpreted as subjective.
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truthful
They had not given a truthful account of what actually happened.
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Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
real or genuine
I allowed myself to acknowledge my true feelings.
Synonyms
actual
They are using local actors or the actual people involved.
,
real
This was the real reason for her call.
,
natural
Jan's sister was as natural and friendly as the rest of the family.
,
pure
The ancient alchemists tried to transmute base metals into pure gold.
,
genuine
They are convinced the painting is genuine.
,
proper
Two out of five people do not have a proper job.
,
authentic
patterns for making authentic border-style clothing
,
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
He was a fair dinkum bloke with no pretensions.
,
dinky-di (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
(adjective) 
Definition
faithful and loyal
He was always true to his wife.
Synonyms
faithful
A dog is the most faithful creature you'll ever meet.
I remained faithful to my family.
,
loyal
She was always such a loyal friend.
,
devoted
a loving and devoted father
, ,
firm
He held a firm belief in the afterlife.
,
fast
The men had always been fast friends.
,
constant
She couldn't bear the thought of losing her constant companion.
, ,
steady
He was firm and steady, unlike other men she knew.
,
reliable
She was efficient and reliable.
,
upright
a very upright, trustworthy man
, ,
honourable
I believe she is an honourable person.
,
honest
My dad was the most honest man I have ever met.
,
staunch
He's a staunch supporter of controls on government spending.
,
trustworthy
He is a trustworthy, level-headed teacher.
,
trusty
a trusty member of the crew
, ,
true-blue
He is true-blue when it comes to football.
,
unswerving
her unswerving belief in her father's innocence
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
accurate or precise
The score is usually a true reflection of events on the pitch.
Synonyms
exact
I can't remember the exact words he used.
,
perfect
She spoke in a perfect imitation of her father's voice.
,
correct
The information was correct at the time of going to press.
,
accurate
a more accurate description of the terrain
,
proper
Please ensure that the proper procedures are followed.
,
precise
We will never know the precise details of his death.
,
spot-on (British, informal)
Schools were told their exam information had to be spot-on.
,
on target
He was dead on target when he took the penalty.
,
unerring
These designs demonstrate her unerring eye for colour and detail.
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
real or genuine
He was found to be the true owner of the suitcase.
Synonyms
rightful
The car must be returned to its rightful owner.
,
legal
What I did was perfectly legal.
,
recognized
,
valid
For foreign holidays you will need a valid passport.
,
legitimate
They have demanded the restoration of the legitimate government.
, ,
lawful
lawful for the doctors to treat her in whatever way they considered best
,
bona fide
We are happy to donate to bona fide charitable causes.
,
de jure (law)
(adjective) 
Definition
real or genuine
God's anger could only be averted by true repentance.
Synonyms
sincere
He accepted her apologies as sincere.
,
real
Their expressions of regret did not smack of real sorrow.
,
genuine
There was genuine joy in the room.
,
unaffected
this unaffected, charming couple
,
heartfelt
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the relatives.
,
from the heart
,
unfeigned
I could tell from his unfeigned astonishment that he knew nothing.
,
unpretended
(adverb) 
Definition
truthfully or rightly
Does the lad speak true?
Synonyms
truthfully
,
honestly
It came as a shock to hear him talk so honestly about an old friend.
,
veritably
,
veraciously
,
rightly
(adverb) 
Most of the bullets hit true.
Synonyms
precisely
The meeting began at precisely 4.00 p.m.
,
accurately
The test can accurately predict what a bigger explosion would do.
,
on target
, ,
correctly
Did I pronounce your name correctly?
,
properly
The debate needs to be conducted properly.
,
unerringly

idiom

See come true

proverb

Many a true word is spoken in jest

Additional synonyms

in the sense of accurate
a more accurate description of the terrain
in the sense of accurately
The test can accurately predict what a bigger explosion would do.
Synonyms
rightly,
closely,
carefully,
meticulously,
scrupulously,
truthfully,
authentically,
unerringly,
faultlessly,
veraciously
in the sense of authentic
Definition
of undisputed origin or authorship
patterns for making authentic border-style clothing
Synonyms
on the level (informal),
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal),
the real McCoy,
true-to-life,

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