Definition of truthful in English:

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truthful

Pronunciation: /ˈtro͞oTHfəl/

adjective

1(Of a person or statement) telling or expressing the truth; honest: I think you’re confusing being rude with being truthful I want a truthful answer
More example sentences
  • She will never accept an answer so truthful and honest and good.
  • The biggest problem with these test sheets is obtaining truthful and honest answers.
  • I thought I was going crazy in trying to find some honest, truthful answers to my concerns.
Synonyms
1.1(Of artistic or literary representation) characterized by accuracy or realism; true to life: astonishingly truthful acting
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  • People don't go to this kind of movie expecting accurately detailed, historically and truthful representations of real people recreating true incidents.
  • The novel is both a stand-alone work of fiction, and a truthful representation of the perspective of a woman who lived through some of the great events of the 20th century.
  • Dublin audiences often found in the Ulster theater's performances a more truthful representation of Irish life than in the Abbey Theatre plays.
Synonyms
true, accurate, correct, factual, faithful, reliable;
unvarnished, unembellished, unidealized

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Syllabification: truth·ful

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