adverb tru·ly \ˈtrü-lē\

: in an honest manner

: in truth : actually or really

: without question or doubt

Full Definition of TRULY

a :  indeed —often used as an intensive <truly, she is fair> or interjectionally to express astonishment or doubt
b :  without feigning, falsity, or inaccuracy in truth or fact
:  in all sincerity :  sincerely —often used with yours as a complimentary close
:  in agreement with fact :  truthfully
:  with exactness of construction or operation
:  in a proper or suitable manner

Examples of TRULY

  1. I truly believe they can do it.
  2. He truly enjoyed the concert.
  3. This is truly a different situation.
  4. A country is not truly democratic until all of its citizens can vote freely.
  5. Is this poll truly representative of the voters' intentions?
  6. These truly dark clusters, if they are real, would betray the universe's dirty secret: Big piles of mass don't necessarily come with lights attached. —Robert Irion, Science, 20 June 2003

First Known Use of TRULY

13th century


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