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Wordnet 3.0

ADVERB (1)

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forsooth \For*sooth"\, adv. [AS. fors[=o][eth]; for, prep. + s[=o][eth] sooth, truth. See For, prep., and Sooth.] In truth; in fact; certainly; very well; -- formerly used as an expression of deference or respect, especially to woman; now used ironically or contemptuously. [1913 Webster] A fit man, forsooth, to govern a realm! --Hayward. [1913 Webster] Our old English word forsooth has been changed for the French madam. --Guardian. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forsooth \For*sooth"\, v. t. To address respectfully with the term forsooth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The captain of the "Charles" had forsoothed her, though he knew her well enough and she him. --Pepys. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forsooth \For*sooth"\, n. A person who used forsooth much; a very ceremonious and deferential person. [R.] [1913 Webster] You sip so like a forsooth of the city. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

forsooth adv 1: an archaic word originally meaning `in truth' but now usually used to express disbelief
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

42 Moby Thesaurus words for "forsooth": absolutely, actually, and no mistake, assuredly, at all events, at any rate, by all means, certainly, clearly, decidedly, decisively, definitely, distinctly, factually, for a certainty, for a fact, for certain, for sure, historically, in fact, in reality, in truth, in very sooth, indeed, indeedy, most assuredly, most certainly, nothing else but, of a truth, of course, positively, really, really-truly, surely, to a certainty, truly, undoubtedly, unequivocally, unmistakably, verily, veritably, with truth




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