n (pl truths /truːðz/)
- 1.1 u (quality, condition) verdad (f); (of account, story) veracidad (f) is there any truth in the story? ¿hay algo de verdad en esa historia? there is some truth in what he says hay parte de verdad en lo que dice I doubt the truth of his statement dudo de la veracidad de su declaración his theory may not be so far from the truth puede que su teoría no ande muy desencaminada the truth is that … la verdad es que … tell me the truth dime la verdad to tell (you) the truth, I don't know si quieres que te diga la verdad, no lo sé truth to tell, I've never been there a decir verdad, nunca he estado allí if (the) truth be known/told, he just isn't interested la verdad es que no le interesa the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth (BrE) la verdad, toda la verdad y nada más que la verdad in truth, it must be said that … [formal] hay que reconocer que … (the) truth will out las mentiras tienen las patas cortas, se pilla antes al mentiroso que al cojoMore example sentences1.2 c (fact) verdad (f) I could tell you a few truths about … te podría decir unas cuantas verdades acerca de … see also home truth
More example sentences
- Big business acts on a different scale of honesty, morality and truth to we mere mortals.
- It will say that truth and honesty were the basic disciplines of scientists such as Jones.
- My research showed that this stereotype once had some truth but is now no longer true.
- One of the great accepted truths which shapes our existence is the fact that nothing lasts forever.
- You face truths and facts in personal and professional situations to gain clarity.
- We western liberals take it as an article of faith that facts and truths trump everything.
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