Meaning of TRUTH in English
— truthless , adj. — truthlessness , n.
/troohth/ , n. , pl. truths /troohdhz, troohths/ .
1. the true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth.
2. conformity with fact or reality; verity: the truth of a statement.
3. a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like: mathematical truths.
4. the state or character of being true.
5. actuality or actual existence.
6. an obvious or accepted fact; truism; platitude.
7. honesty; integrity; truthfulness.
8. ( often cap. ) ideal or fundamental reality apart from and transcending perceived experience: the basic truths of life.
9. agreement with a standard or original.
10. accuracy, as of position or adjustment.
11. Archaic. fidelity or constancy.
12. in truth , in reality; in fact; actually: In truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire.
[ bef. 900; ME treuthe, OE treowth (c. ON tryggth faith). See TRUE, -TH 1 ]
Syn. 1. fact. 2. veracity. 7. sincerity, candor, frankness. 10. precision, exactness.
Ant. 1. falsehood. 2, 4, 7 . falsity.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012