Meaning of TRUTH in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ tru:θ ]

( truths)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


The truth about something is all the facts about it, rather than things that are imagined or invented.

I must tell you the truth about this business...

The truth of the matter is that we had no other choice...

In the town very few know the whole truth.



If you say that there is some truth in a statement or story, you mean that it is true, or at least partly true.

There is no truth in this story...

Is there any truth to the rumors?...

N-UNCOUNT : oft N of/in n


A truth is something that is believed to be true.

It is an almost universal truth that the more we are promoted in a job, the less we actually exercise the skills we initially used to perform it.



see also home truth , moment of truth


You say in truth in order to indicate that you are giving your honest opinion about something.

In truth, we were both unhappy.

PHRASE : PHR with cl


You say to tell you the truth or truth to tell in order to indicate that you are telling someone something in an open and honest way, without trying to hide anything.

To tell you the truth, I was afraid to see him...

PHRASE : PHR with cl

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