Meaning of TRUTH in English



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


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

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

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

In the town very few know the whole ~.



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

There is no ~ in this story...

Is there any ~ to the rumors?...

N-UNCOUNT: oft N of/in n


A ~ is something that is believed to be true.

It is an almost universal ~ 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 ~ , moment of ~


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

In ~, we were both unhappy.

PHRASE: PHR with cl


You say to tell you the ~ or ~ 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 ~, I was afraid to see him...

PHRASE: PHR with cl

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