truthful

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

Definition of truthful

: telling or disposed to tell the truth a truthful witness

Other Words from truthful

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

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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 The book takes place in 1997, but much of it feels eerily truthful to today's society — and its many pitfalls. Seija Rankin, EW.com, 30 Sep. 2021 Carl has not come forward and actually been truthful to me about the abuse. Correspondent Maureen Maher, CBS News, 21 Aug. 2021 Sometimes, in fact, a more modest following can lead to more trust; marketers say that micro-influencers (10,000 to 50,000 followers) and nanoinfluencers (fewer than 10,000 followers) may be seen as more truthful and authentic. Allyson Chiu And Razzan Nakhlawi, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Oct. 2021 Your answer: truthful and to the point – was just right. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 16 July 2021 Audiences are very aware of what’s truthful and what isn’t. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 31 Oct. 2021 Sometimes, in fact, a more modest following can lead to more trust; marketers say that micro-influencers (10,000 to 50,000 followers) and nanoinfluencers (fewer than 10,000 followers) may be seen as more truthful and authentic. Allyson Chiu And Razzan Nakhlawi, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Oct. 2021 And be honest, truthful, and vulnerable with their story. Marcus Jones, EW.com, 13 Oct. 2021 Many argue that this is about being truthful and transparent about not getting vaccinated and making sure that the decision is rooted in sound logic. Maia Niguel Hoskin, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021

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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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20 Jan 2022

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“Truthful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/truthful. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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truthful

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of truthful

: telling the truth : honest
: 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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