1. [syn: truthful, true]
2. conforming to truth;
- Example: "I wouldn't have told you this if it weren't so"
- Example: "a truthful statement"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Truthful \Truth"ful\, a.
Full of truth; veracious; reliable. -- Truth"ful*ly, adv.
-- Truth"ful*ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: expressing or given to expressing the truth; "a true
statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful
person" [syn: truthful, true] [ant: untruthful]
2: conforming to truth; "I wouldn't have told you this if it
weren't so"; "a truthful statement"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
65 Moby Thesaurus words for "truthful":
accurate, actual, ascertained, attested, authenticated, candid,
categorically true, certain, certified, confirmed, corroborated,
demonstrated, determined, documentary, earnest, effectual,
established, factual, faithful, forthright, frank, historical,
honest, not in error, objectively true, proved, real, realistic,
reliable, sincere, straightforward, substantiated, sure-enough,
true, true as gospel, true to life, true-meaning, true-speaking,
true-tongued, trustworthy, truth-bearing, truth-declaring,
truth-desiring, truth-filled, truth-guarding, truth-loving,
truth-passing, truth-speaking, truth-telling, unconfuted, undenied,
undoubted, unembellished, unerroneous, unfallacious, unfalse,
unmistaken, unquestionable, unrefuted, unvarnished, validated,
veracious, veridical, verified, veritable
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
TRUTHFUL, adj. Dumb and illiterate.