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Synonyms of true in English:


  • 1 it may seem hard to believe, but I can assure you it's true
    accurate, correct, verifiable, faithful, literal, veracious;
    in accordance with reality, what actually/really happened, the case, so;
    unelaborated, unvarnished
    informalas true as I'm sitting/standing here
    [Antonyms] untrue, false, fallacious
  • 2 people are still willing to pay for true craftsmanship
    Australian/New Zealand informaldinkum
    [Antonyms] bogus, phoney
  • 3 the true owner of the goods
    [Antonyms] de facto
  • 4 the necessity for true repentance
    [Antonyms] insincere, feigned
  • 5 she was always a true friend to me
    trustworthy, trusty, reliable, dependable, firm, steady, dutiful, supportive
    [Antonyms] disloyal, faithless
  • 6 a true reflection of life in the 50s
    correct, unerring, exact, precise, perfect;
    British informalspot on
    North American informalon the money
    [Antonyms] inaccurate
  • Phrases

    true to

    the completed house is remarkably true to the original diagram
    in keeping with, consistent with, in harmony with, in accord with, in accordance with, in agreement with, in line with, in character with, compatible with, congruent with, commensurate with;
    appropriate to, befitting, as befits, suitable for, suited to


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  • 1 I swear I will speak true
    truthfully, honestly, sincerely, candidly, frankly, truly, veraciously
  • 2 the weapon flew true as an arrow
    accurately, unerringly, unswervingly, without deviating
  • Phrases

    come true

    seven years later, his dream came true
    be fulfilled, be realized, become a reality, happen, occur, take place
    literarycome to pass


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    out of (the) true

    the front wheel is a little out of true and a couple of spokes are bent
    askew, skew, at an angle, lopsided, crooked, tilting, tilted, atilt, dipping, out of line;
    at a slant, on the slant, at an angle, not straight, sloping, slanting, slanted, slantwise, slant, oblique, leaning, inclining, inclined, angled, cambered, canted;
    Scottish squint

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