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Definition of truther

: one who believes that the truth about an important subject or event is being concealed from the public by a powerful conspiracy He isn't a 9/11 truther, as some erroneously allege, but he has his fair share of "out there" beliefs.— Felix Blederman But it is not flattering to be called a "truther." The term originated, as far as anyone can tell, to characterize people who embraced alternative explanations for the Sept. 11 attacks.— Mark Leibovich

Examples of truther in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But on the internet, where anxiety is profitable and dramatic claims are shareable ones, a fireworks-truther community has taken shape within a matter of days. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, "Fireworks Are Booming in American Cities. Conspiracies Are Booming on Twitter.," 24 June 2020 Here's the Whole Story Behind the Ben Solo Challenge Inspired by Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker The internet and all of its Titanic truthers loved the joke: Contact us at Melissa Locker, Time, "Brad Pitt Knew Exactly How to Troll Leonardo DiCaprio Hard at the 2020 Golden Globes," 6 Jan. 2020 The average YouTuber isn’t Shane Dawson, however, and neither is the average moon landing truther. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "An almost-serious investigation into the money behind the moon hoax theory.," 24 June 2019 For all you Alabama truthers — the ones who have maintained for years that the Crimson Tide could beat the NFL's worst teams — enough already. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "32 things we learned from Week 10 of the 2019 NFL season," 12 Nov. 2019 And yet a steady gurgling of moon truther ephemera has remained since the 1970s, from books to documentaries and now, YouTube videos. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "An almost-serious investigation into the money behind the moon hoax theory.," 24 June 2019 Marcus Mariota, Titans 2018 touchdown rate: 3.3% Career touchdown rate: 4.3% Mariota’s touchdown production has taken a two-year nosedive that should turn the stomachs of the last remaining Mariota truthers. C.d. Carter, Sports Illustrated, "Reliability of Career Touchdown Rate Bodes Well for These Quarterbacks," 20 June 2019 Trubisky truthers quickly dismissed the rankings as football geeks gone wild and wondered what in the name of Andy Dalton their quarterback had to do to gain some respect. David Haugh,, "Column: The Bears can be great in 2019 if Mitch Trubisky is merely good," 22 Aug. 2019 One of the biggest pieces of evidence that Jana truthers have been pointing to when trying to prove that the relationship is fake is Tana's engagement ring. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Tana Mongeau Just Clapped Back At Everyone Who Said Her Engagement Ring from Jake Paul is Fake," 2 Aug. 2019

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2005, in the meaning defined above

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“Truther.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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