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truthiness

(ˈtruːθɪˌnəs)
n
informal (of a belief, etc) the quality of being considered to be true because of what the believer wishes or feels, regardless of the facts
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Israel's truthiness on Palestinian academic freedom The Israeli embassy in Washington, D.
you will end "The Colbert Report'' after nine seasons of heroic truthiness.
Indeed, the hands of a clock should have no bearing upon the pronouncement of the truth, or even truthiness.
MAJOLI'S WORK takes up the not uncomplicated problem of fact in an age of truthiness and at a time when painting's engagement of the "theoretical" or "philosophical" is usually sluiced through the "abstract" or "nonrepresentational" ad nauseam, and in a manner that, contrary to the dominant critical modes, probes for "fact" while eschewing the photographic.
Nonprobative words (or photographs) inflate truthiness.
To which I can only respond in bewilderment that even if those readings are "interesting," surely the truthiness or not of any paradigm has some impact on the usefulness of readings based on it.
In bad young poets, knowingness is to knowledge what truthiness is to truth, as Robbins' lesser stuff makes plain.
Part I is about Public Education as a Tragicomedy, Truth and Truthiness in Education, The Art of Poor Thinking, Slogans and Trite Phrases, Thinking Gone off the Tracks in Other Ways, and The Consequences of Poor Thinking.
It is only distantly related to truthiness, a term meaning "the quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than concepts or facts known to be true" (American Dialectic Society 2006).
Truthiness" involves a bare minimum of facts, and a great deal of exaggeration, imagination, interpretation--and that's truthiness at its best.
The honor means that the word will join the ranks of plutoed, which took the top spot in 2006 and means "to demote someone or something" (as happened to Pluto when the International Astronomical Union decided the celestial body no longer met its definition of a planet), and truthiness, which was the top word in 2005 (meaning "the quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true," a phrase popularized on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report").
An online survey by the dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster concluded that the 2006 Word of the Year was truthiness, credited to Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert.