Definition of truthiness in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtruːθɪnəs/


[mass noun] informal
The quality of seeming or being felt to be true, even if not necessarily true.
Example sentences
  • Basically, we're looking at a case of representativeness - by analogy with truthiness - versus representation.
  • The buzzword of the decade is Stephen Colbert's " truthiness ".
  • Yet the insights of science are often counterintuitive, frequently lacking "truthiness."


Early 19th century (in the sense 'truthfulness'): coined in the modern sense by the US humorist Stephen Colbert.

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