moment of truth


Synonyms of moment of truth

1 a time or state of affairs requiring prompt or decisive action
  • The hours that the coach devoted to having the team practice the play proved worthwhile when the moment of truth arrived.

Synonyms for moment of truth

Words Related to moment of truth

Phrases Synonymous with moment of truth

2 a particular and often important moment in time
  • It was a moment of truth for the contestants as they waited to hear the winner's name called.

Synonyms for moment of truth

Words Related to moment of truth

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about moment of truth

Time Traveler for moment of truth

Time Traveler

The first known use of moment of truth was in 1932

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Moment of truth.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on moment of truth

Dictionary: Definition of moment of truth

Comments on moment of truth

What made you want to look up moment of truth? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!