home truth

noun

Definition of home truth

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

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First Known Use of home truth

1711

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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home truth

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  • : an unpleasant fact about someone or something


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