Definition of truthful in English:

truthful

adjective

  • 1Telling or expressing the truth; honest.

    ‘I think you're confusing being rude with being truthful’
    ‘I want a truthful answer’
    • ‘For a transaction of this magnitude to be successful, all parties involved must be honest, sincere and truthful to one another.’
    • ‘He will discover that all matters are dealt with in an honest, open and truthful way.’
    • ‘I challenge the council to walk round the borough with me and give a truthful answer to my letter.’
    • ‘Throughout my political life I have always endeavoured to be honest, truthful and, above all, to maintain my integrity.’
    • ‘Not only must I be truthful - honest - in my replies, I must also consider their ramifications.’
    • ‘The biggest problem with these test sheets is obtaining truthful and honest answers.’
    • ‘The important thing for me, though, is that I live a truthful and an honest life from this point on.’
    • ‘She instructed students to be precise and truthful in their answers.’
    • ‘Unfortunately these two characters are unable to take it any further, they can't be intimate or truthful or completely honest and open about their lives.’
    • ‘If someone writes in an honest truthful voice, people are drawn to it like the proverbial bees to honey.’
    • ‘Sometimes the most honest and truthful communication is the most simple.’
    • ‘In short, there was confidence in the leader, because he was exemplary, honest and truthful.’
    • ‘However, I would like to urge those who hold excess land to be honest and truthful in pricing such land when it is to be acquired for resettlement purposes.’
    • ‘She will never accept an answer so truthful and honest and good.’
    • ‘I thought I was going crazy in trying to find some honest, truthful answers to my concerns.’
    • ‘‘Everything I brought to council was truthful and honest… I rest my case,’ she said defiantly.’
    • ‘Therefore, let me say to you, remember what our parents and our ancestors used to say: be truthful, be honest.’
    • ‘Cynthia is a BEAUTIFUL woman, a truthful, honest woman.’
    • ‘You're smart and truthful and honest and modest.’
    • ‘These sentiments in my mind prohibited me from being honest and truthful to my friends.’
    honest, sincere, trustworthy, genuine, meaning what one says
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    1. 1.1 (of artistic or literary representation) characterized by accuracy or realism; true to life.
      ‘astonishingly truthful acting’
      • ‘‘Trying to imitate somebody and still do truthful spontaneous acting at the same time is an incredible task,’ he says.’
      • ‘In reporting war, there is no single truthful representation of events.’
      • ‘My interpretation of it was as a call to arms to get back to some basics: truthful storytelling, great acting and letting people get on with it.’
      • ‘A realistic portrayal of a back-street abortion would have been more artistically truthful and in the process made the case for legalising it.’
      • ‘The writing is very good indeed; and the cast responds with some powerful, moving, upsetting, sometimes funny but always bitterly truthful acting.’
      • ‘We are providing more of a truthful, accurate version.’
      • ‘Dublin audiences often found in the Ulster theater's performances a more truthful representation of Irish life than in the Abbey Theatre plays.’
      • ‘No matter how truthful the representation, it is hard to imagine that the murderer was as totally unhinged as he is portrayed.’
      • ‘While that may be a truthful representation of the area, the movie hinges on the idea of the state having some kind of magic that transforms you.’
      • ‘Contemporary film-makers do not want to be aligned with this naïve notion, but it has been central to the documentary being perceived as a more truthful or accurate account of events.’
      • ‘The novel is both a stand-alone work of fiction, and a truthful representation of the perspective of a woman who lived through some of the great events of the 20th century.’
      • ‘There are truthful and honest moments in this film.’
      • ‘Socialist realism demands from the artist the truthful, historically concrete depiction of reality in its revolutionary development.’
      • ‘People don't go to this kind of movie expecting accurately detailed, historically and truthful representations of real people recreating true incidents.’
      • ‘What I wanted to do was create a film that was honest and truthful about growing up in that part of England.’
      • ‘My Town is pointed in its truthful and artistically rendered depiction of an abandoned people.’
      true, accurate, correct, true to life, factual, in accordance with the facts, right, exact, faithful, reliable, veracious, verifiable
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Pronunciation

truthful

/ˈtruːθf(ə)l//ˈtruːθfʊl/