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Definitions for truthful
ˈtruθ fəltruth·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. truthful, trueadjective

    expressing or given to expressing the truth

    "a true statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful person"

  2. truthfuladjective

    conforming to truth

    "I wouldn't have told you this if it weren't so"; "a truthful statement"


  1. truthfuladjective

    Honest, and always telling the truth.

  2. truthfuladjective

    Accurately depicting what is real.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Truthfuladjective

    full of truth; veracious; reliable

Editors Contribution

  1. truthful

    To express the truth.

    He was so truthful conversing with his wife.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of truthful in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of truthful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of truthful in a Sentence

  1. President Donald Trump:

    It would have been so easy to be truthful. And so much death has been caused by their mistakes.

  2. Kurt Vonnegut, Interview, Mcsweeneys.net:

    Well, the telling of jokes is an art of its own, and it always rises from some emotional threat. The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful.

  3. Kristi Noem:

    So in my leadership in South Dakota, we've tried to be truthful, get facts in people's hands so that they can make the best decisions for their families, and to make sure that they know that we trust them. I think many times I find in my interactions with many at the national media level is that they aren't telling the true story. They aren't telling all the facts in context that gives people the best information that they need to make the best decisions for their lives.

  4. Lydia Child:

    That man's best works should be such bungling imitations of Nature's infinite perfection, matters not much; but that he should make himself an imitation, this is the fact which Nature moans over, and deprecates beseechingly. Be spontaneous, be truthful, be free, and thus be individuals! is the song she sings through warbling birds, and whispering pines, and roaring waves, and screeching winds.

  5. Frederick Douglass:

    The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.

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