truthfulness


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truth·ful

 (tro͞oth′fəl)
adj.
1. Consistently telling the truth; honest.
2. Corresponding to reality; true.

truth′ful·ly adv.
truth′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.truthfulness - the quality of being truthfultruthfulness - the quality of being truthful  
sincerity - the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical; "his sincerity inspired belief"; "they demanded some proof of my sincerity"
sooth - truth or reality; "in sooth"
honestness, honesty - the quality of being honest
veracity - unwillingness to tell lies
untruthfulness - the quality of being untruthful

truthfulness

noun honesty, truth, openness, sincerity, candour, frankness, veracity, trustworthiness, genuineness, forthrightness, candidness, lack of deceit I can say, with absolute truthfulness, that I did not injure her.

truthfulness

noun
1. Freedom from deceit or falseness:
2. The quality of being authentic:
Translations
صِدْق
pravdivostpravdomluvnost
sandfærdighed
igazmondásszavahihetõség
sannsögli
pravdovravnosť

truthfulness

[ˈtruːθfʊlnɪs] Nveracidad f

truthfulness

[ˈtruːθfʊlnɪs] n [story, statement] → véracité f; [person] → honnêteté f

truthfulness

nEhrlichkeit f, → Aufrichtigkeit f; (of statement)Wahrheit f

truthfulness

[ˈtruːθfʊlnɪs] n (of account) → veridicità f inv; (of person) → sincerità f inv

truth

(truːθ) plural truths (truːθz truːθs) noun
1. trueness; the state of being true. I am certain of the truth of his story; `What is truth?' asked the philosopher.
2. the true facts. I don't know, and that's the truth; Tell the truth about it.
ˈtruthful adjective
(negative untruthful).
1. (of a person) telling the truth. She's a truthful child.
2. true. a truthful account of what happened.
ˈtruthfully adverb
ˈtruthfulness noun
tell the truth
to confess or make a true statement.
to tell the truth
really; actually. To tell the truth I forgot it was your birthday last week.
References in classic literature ?
Christie was too relieved at the rehabilitation of Jessie's truthfulness to notice the full significance of his speech.
She resents, for all the world like some high little personage, the imputation on her truthfulness and, as it were, her respectability.
The simple truthfulness of its noble work wins the heart and the applause of every visitor, be he learned or ignorant.
Wragge with a sweet smile on her insinuating lips, and a melting interest in her handsome black eyes, the housekeeper told her little introductory series of falsehoods with an artless truthfulness of manner which the Father of Lies himself might have envied.
As to my adventure among the elephants he heard it with amazement, declaring that he could not have believed it had not my truthfulness been well known to him.
His absolute truthfulness seems to hinder him from asserting positively more than this; and he makes no attempt to veil his ignorance in mythology and figures of speech.
I trust you because I know that you are not cursed with the terrible trait of absolute and unswerving truthfulness, that you could lie like one of your own Virginia gentlemen if a lie would save others from sorrow or suffering.
He then related the adventure of Meung, described the unknown gentleman with the greatest minuteness, and all with a warmth and truthfulness that delighted M.
It is for this rare, precious quality of truthfulness that I delight in many Dutch paintings, which lofty-minded people despise.
The artist prefers a hilly country because it is picturesque; the engineer a flat one because it is convenient; the man of pleasure likes what he calls "a fine woman"--she suits him; the fashionable young gentleman admires the fashionable young lady--she is of his kind; the toil-worn, fagged, probably irritable tutor, blind almost to beauty, insensible to airs and graces, glories chiefly in certain mental qualities: application, love of knowledge, natural capacity, docility, truthfulness, gratefulness, are the charms that attract his notice and win his regard.
The animals in question had, at the epoch of my story, very rarely been seen in any part of the civilized world; and as the imitations made by the dwarf were sufficiently beast-like and more than sufficiently hideous, their truthfulness to nature was thus thought to be secured.
Miss Tita was not embarrassed by my question; she had as many little unexpected serenities as if she told fibs, but the odd part of them was that they had on the contrary their source in her truthfulness.