truism

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noun tru·ism \ˈtrü-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of truism

  1. :  an undoubted or self-evident truth; especially :  one too obvious for mention

truistic

play \trü-ˈis-tik\ adjective

Examples of truism in a sentence

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

1708

First Known Use of truism

1708


TRUISM Defined for English Language Learners

truism

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noun tru·ism \ˈtrü-ˌi-zəm\

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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