adverb \fər-ˈsüth\

Definition of FORSOOTH

:  in truth :  indeed —often used to imply contempt or doubt

Examples of FORSOOTH

  1. <forsooth, the rumor is true: this lovely lass and I are getting married!>
  2. <you're getting married without a penny to your name—a pretty story forsooth!>

Origin of FORSOOTH

Middle English for soth, from Old English forsōth, from for + sōth sooth
First Known Use: before 12th century


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