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truthiness

[troo-thee-nis] /ˈtru θi nɪs/
noun
1.
the quality of seeming to be true according to one's intuition, opinion, or perception without regard to logic, factual evidence, or the like:
the growing trend of truthiness as opposed to truth.
2.
Rare. truthfulness or faithfulness.
Origin
1824
1824for def 2; 2005 for def 1 (coined by Stephen Colbert (1964- ), U.S. comedian and TV host); truth + -y1 + -ness
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truthiness

/ˈtruːθɪˌnəs/
noun
1.
(informal) (of a belief, etc) the quality of being considered to be true because of what the believer wishes or feels, regardless of the facts
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