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truism

noun tru·ism \ˈtrü-ˌi-zəm\

: a true statement that is very commonly heard : a common statement that is obviously true

Full Definition of TRUISM

:  an undoubted or self-evident truth; especially :  one too obvious for mention
tru·is·tic \trü-ˈis-tik\ adjective

Examples of TRUISM

  1. <ended his letter with the overused truism, You can't win them all!>

First Known Use of TRUISM

1708

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