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truthful Line breaks: truth|ful
Pronunciation: /ˈtruːθfʊl/

Definition of truthful in English:


1Telling or expressing the truth; honest: I think you’re confusing being rude with being truthful I want a truthful answer
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  • 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.
honest, sincere, trustworthy, genuine, meaning what one says;
informal upfront, on the level
North American informal on the up and up
archaic round, free-spoken
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.
true, accurate, correct, true to life, factual, in accordance with the facts, right, exact, faithful, reliable, veracious, verifiable;
rare veridical


Pronunciation: /ˈtruːθfʊli/ /ˈtruːθf(ə)li/
[sentence adverb]: truthfully, I never liked any of 'em
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  • We can all become truth by living truthfully and faithfully with love and compassion.
  • Take the questions literally, and answer as briefly and generally as you truthfully can.
  • It was indeed a heart-breaking result but, truthfully, the losers have only themselves to blame.
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