Meaning of TRUTH in English

TRUTH

(~s)

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

1.

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 ~.

N-UNCOUNT

2.

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

3.

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.

N-COUNT

4.

see also home ~ , moment of ~

5.

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

6.

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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