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tru·ism

 (tro͞o′ĭz′əm)
n.
A statement that is obviously true or that is often presented as true: "the truism that envy often masquerades as resentment" (John Rawls). See Synonyms at cliché.

tru·is′tic (tro͞o-ĭs′tĭk) adj.

truism

(ˈtruːɪzəm)
n
an obvious truth; platitude
[C18: from true + -ism]
truˈistic adj

tru•ism

(ˈtru ɪz əm)

n.
a self-evident, obvious truth, esp. a cliché.
[1700–10]
tru•is′tic, adj.

truism

a self-evident, obvious truth. — truistic, truistical, adj.
See also: Truth and Error
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.truism - an obvious truthtruism - an obvious truth      
true statement, truth - a true statement; "he told the truth"; "he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it"
banality, cliche, commonplace, platitude, bromide - a trite or obvious remark

truism

noun cliché, commonplace, platitude, axiom, stock phrase, trite saying the truism that nothing succeeds like success

truism

noun
A trite expression or idea:
Translations
sannhettruisme

truism

[ˈtruːɪzəm] N (= well-known truth) → perogrullada f (pej) (= cliché) → tópico m

truism

[ˈtruːɪzəm] n (= cliché) → truisme m, lieu m commun

truism

n (= obvious truth)Binsenwahrheit f; (= platitude)Plattitüde f, → Gemeinplatz m

truism

[ˈtruːɪzəm] nverità f inv lapalissiana
References in classic literature ?
Though, indeed, the vendor of a certain nostrum has vulgarized the truism to the very point of contempt.
Before an anchor can ever be raised, it must be let go; and this perfectly obvious truism brings me at once to the subject of the degradation of the sea language in the daily press of this country.
I turned this truism over in my mind as, in the frosty dawn of a January morning, I hurried down the steep and now icy street which descended from Mrs.
He seems to think that the end of poetry is, or should be, instruction; yet it is a truism that the end of our existence is happiness; if so, the end of every separate part of our existence, everything connected with our existence, should be still happiness.
I echoed a sentiment that was generosity itself in Raffles, but in my case a mere truism.
While there is life," he said, "there is hope," but he grinned as he voiced the ancient truism.
It has been a well-worn truism," said the Times, "that our human race are a feeble folk before the infinite latent forces which surround us.
They carry a truism so far--as in the French Revolution.
That it was intrinsically valuable was a truism I had never questioned.
But except for a short shudder Mrs Verloc remained apparently unaffected by the force of that terrible truism.
Aware of the impression he had made--few men were quicker than he at such discoveries--Mr Chester followed up the blow by propounding certain virtuous maxims, somewhat vague and general in their nature, doubtless, and occasionally partaking of the character of truisms, worn a little out at elbow, but delivered in so charming a voice and with such uncommon serenity and peace of mind, that they answered as well as the best.
Whether it's because they listen to instructions better than men, have a lighter touch on the gear or because they observe details better, it's a truism that men get used to getting outfished by women.