home truth


: an unpleasant fact that jars the sensibilities
: a statement of undisputed fact

Examples of home truth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An important person may tell you a few home truths that come as a bit of a surprise, but that doesn’t need to be a bad thing. Tarot.com, Baltimore Sun, 26 Mar. 2024 Altman acknowledges job fears Altman also had some home truths about what impact LLMs could have on society. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 12 Dec. 2023 The younger man is actually the older man’s uncle, resulting in much merry squabbling as home truths and family issues from long ago are dragged up in the heat of their high-stakes mission. Richard Kuipers, Variety, 14 Mar. 2023 When Janis approaches Arturo, played by Israel Elejalde, to help excavate a mass grave, Cruz’s Janis is forced to face a home truth after running a home paternity test. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 28 Jan. 2022 Anyway, Wheeler — a word snob who has a gift for stating home truths that nobody else dares utter — soon has the audience in the palm of his 11 ½-sized hand. Ben Brantley, New York Times, 10 Oct. 2019 And David, despite his optimism, is not short of home truths. Cnn Staff, CNN, 8 Oct. 2019 Brexit has exposed a lot of home truths about financial services in London and the euro zone. Washington Post, 26 May 2019 Our new truth and conviction involves championing old home truths. Steven Petrow, Washington Post, 6 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of home truth was in 1711

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“Home truth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20truth. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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