Definition of truthful in US English:

truthful

adjective

  • 1(of a person or statement) telling or expressing the truth; honest.

    ‘I think you're confusing being rude with being truthful’
    ‘I want a truthful answer’
    • ‘Therefore, let me say to you, remember what our parents and our ancestors used to say: be truthful, be honest.’
    • ‘You're smart and truthful and honest and modest.’
    • ‘Not only must I be truthful - honest - in my replies, I must also consider their ramifications.’
    • ‘Cynthia is a BEAUTIFUL woman, a truthful, honest woman.’
    • ‘She will never accept an answer so truthful and honest and good.’
    • ‘For a transaction of this magnitude to be successful, all parties involved must be honest, sincere and truthful to one another.’
    • ‘The important thing for me, though, is that I live a truthful and an honest life from this point on.’
    • ‘I challenge the council to walk round the borough with me and give a truthful answer to my letter.’
    • ‘I thought I was going crazy in trying to find some honest, truthful answers to my concerns.’
    • ‘If someone writes in an honest truthful voice, people are drawn to it like the proverbial bees to honey.’
    • ‘Throughout my political life I have always endeavoured to be honest, truthful and, above all, to maintain my integrity.’
    • ‘The biggest problem with these test sheets is obtaining truthful and honest answers.’
    • ‘‘Everything I brought to council was truthful and honest… I rest my case,’ she said defiantly.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He will discover that all matters are dealt with in an honest, open and truthful way.’
    • ‘In short, there was confidence in the leader, because he was exemplary, honest and truthful.’
    • ‘She instructed students to be precise and truthful in their answers.’
    • ‘Sometimes the most honest and truthful communication is the most simple.’
    • ‘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’
      • ‘There are truthful and honest moments in this film.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘No matter how truthful the representation, it is hard to imagine that the murderer was as totally unhinged as he is portrayed.’
      • ‘‘Trying to imitate somebody and still do truthful spontaneous acting at the same time is an incredible task,’ he says.’
      • ‘We are providing more of a truthful, accurate version.’
      • ‘People don't go to this kind of movie expecting accurately detailed, historically and truthful representations of real people recreating true incidents.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Socialist realism demands from the artist the truthful, historically concrete depiction of reality in its revolutionary development.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The writing is very good indeed; and the cast responds with some powerful, moving, upsetting, sometimes funny but always bitterly truthful acting.’
      • ‘A realistic portrayal of a back-street abortion would have been more artistically truthful and in the process made the case for legalising it.’
      • ‘My Town is pointed in its truthful and artistically rendered depiction of an abandoned people.’
      • ‘What I wanted to do was create a film that was honest and truthful about growing up in that part of England.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Dublin audiences often found in the Ulster theater's performances a more truthful representation of Irish life than in the Abbey Theatre plays.’
      • ‘In reporting war, there is no single truthful representation of events.’
      true, accurate, correct, true to life, factual, in accordance with the facts, right, exact, faithful, reliable, veracious, verifiable
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Pronunciation

truthful

/ˈtro͞oTHfəl//ˈtruθfəl/