truthful

adjective
truth·​ful | \ ˈtrüth-fəl How to pronounce truthful (audio) \

Definition of truthful

: telling or disposed to tell the truth a truthful witness

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Other Words from truthful

truthfully \ ˈtrüth-​fə-​lē How to pronounce truthful (audio) \ adverb
truthfulness noun

Examples of truthful in a Sentence

We were not entirely truthful with her about where we went last night. I like keeping the house clean but, to be truthful, I hate vacuuming.
Recent Examples on the Web But there is little way to verify whether passengers are being truthful. Kevin Spear, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando airport is busier than expected despite COVID as travelers are wary of each other," 29 Dec. 2020 This helps make sure a study is as accurate and as truthful as possible. Colleen De Bellefonds, SELF, "Why the Hydroxychloroquine Myth Persists," 29 Oct. 2020 If the report is truthful and and assists in the recovery of the missing items, the company will report to the police but request leniency. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Grand theft GPU: $340,000 worth of RTX 3090s “fell off a truck” in China," 7 Dec. 2020 Afterward, Pence was clear: The transcripts revealed that Flynn hadn’t been truthful. NBC news, "Michael Flynn's firing: A lie, a leak, and then a liability," 13 Feb. 2017 That felt to us both truthful and a really important message of positivity. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "The Spanish Princess creators on the series finale and giving Catherine a proper send-off," 30 Nov. 2020 Those tough, truthful and raw conversations are something Joshi understands. Suzanne Baker, chicagotribune.com, "Tears and inspiration: Naperville’s Indian community reacts to Kamala Harris’ rise to VP-elect," 13 Nov. 2020 For the bees, on the other hand, being truthful about the suitability of their prospective home is crucial. Brian Handwerk, National Geographic, "How animals choose their leaders, from brute force to democracy," 22 Oct. 2020 The officer also questioned whether the man who had first admitted ownership was truthful about his identity, which couldn’t be found. John Benson, cleveland, "Passenger refusing to give his name changes mind after officer finds baggie of cocaine on his lap: Broadview Heights Police Blotter," 14 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of truthful

circa 1567, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of truthful was circa 1567

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8 Jan 2021

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“Truthful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/truthful. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for truthful

truthful

adjective
How to pronounce truthful (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of truthful

: telling the truth
: containing or expressing the truth

truthful

adjective
truth·​ful | \ ˈtrüth-fəl How to pronounce truthful (audio) \

Kids Definition of truthful

: telling or being in the habit of telling facts or making statements that are true

Other Words from truthful

truthfully \ -​fə-​lē \ adverb
truthfulness noun

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