Definition of truism
: an undoubted or self-evident truth; especially : one too obvious for mention
truisticplay \trü-ˈis-tik\ adjective
Examples of truism in a Sentence
ended his letter with the overused truism, “You can't win them all!”
Recent Examples of truism from the Web
Perhaps the injury can be distilled into a truism the Dodgers espoused Friday, that throwing a baseball is hazardous to the health of your arm.
As with all things television and politics, this truism stands: Nobody knows anything.
Both the Cavaliers and the Warriors are marvels to behold, often combining the truisms of the game — move without the ball, find the open man, pick and roll, pick and roll — with refreshing audacity and panache.
There are two valued truisms in pitching: changing speeds and pitching backwards.
There is perhaps no better example of these truisms at the moment than the story of Melania Trump at her son Barron’s birthday party this past week.
But Kerr, writing in the Volokh Conspiracy, points out one truism in this whole sordid affair: That the provision of the Patriot Act, Section 215, being cited to allow the snooping program expires June 1, 2015.
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TRUISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of truism for English Language Learners
: a true statement that is very commonly heard : a common statement that is obviously true
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