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truthful

[trooth-fuh l] /ˈtruθ fəl/
adjective
1.
telling the truth, especially habitually:
a truthful person.
2.
conforming to truth:
a truthful statement.
3.
corresponding with reality:
a truthful portrait.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; truth + -ful
Related forms
truthfully, adverb
truthfulness, noun
overtruthful, adjective
overtruthfully, adverb
overtruthfulness, noun
quasi-truthful, adjective
quasi-truthfully, adverb
semitruthful, adjective
semitruthfully, adverb
semitruthfulness, noun
Synonyms
1. honest, trustworthy; candid, frank.
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British Dictionary definitions for truthfully

truthful

/ˈtruːθfʊl/
adjective
1.
telling or expressing the truth; honest or candid
2.
realistic: a truthful portrayal of the king
Derived Forms
truthfully, adverb
truthfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for truthfully

truthful

adj.

1590s, from truth + -ful. Related: Truthfully; truthfulness.

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