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fɔrˈsuθfor·sooth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forsoothadverb

    an archaic word originally meaning `in truth' but now usually used to express disbelief

Wiktionary

  1. forsoothadverb

    indeed, truthfully, really

    Etymology: From for + sothe

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forsoothadverb

    in truth; in fact; certainly; very well; -- formerly used as an expression of deference or respect, especially to woman; now used ironically or contemptuously

    Etymology: [AS. fors; for, prep. + s sooth, truth. See For, prep., and Sooth.]

  2. Forsoothverb

    to address respectfully with the term forsooth

    Etymology: [AS. fors; for, prep. + s sooth, truth. See For, prep., and Sooth.]

  3. Forsoothnoun

    a person who used forsooth much; a very ceremonious and deferential person

    Etymology: [AS. fors; for, prep. + s sooth, truth. See For, prep., and Sooth.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forsooth

    for-sōōth′, adv. in truth: certainly.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forsooth in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forsooth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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