Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being truthful

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being truthful: as, the truthfulness of a person or of a statement.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being truthful

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Examples

  • Q “What kind of truthfulness is foul, though all kinds are fair?” — “That of a man glorying in that which he hath and vaunting himself thereof.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Palin's record for truthfulness is pathetic, even for a politician.

    McCain campaign adviser pushes back on Palin book

  • But no search engine factors truthfulness is crawling the Web for Web links relevant to your search query.

    CPA fined $33,000 after blaming Google for mistake

  • She did not stir hand or foot; she sat listening movelessly to the story, which came with such loving truthfulness from the lips of her childish teacher.

    Melbourne House

  • Had we merely desired to please the imagination of our readers, it would have been easy to have painted the country and the people rather as we could have wished them to be, than as they actually were, at the period to which our description refers; and, probably, what is thus lost in truthfulness, it would have gained in popularity with that class of readers who peruse books more for amusement than instruction.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • Much of the book deals with scandals and questions of "truthfulness" - the very questions that have dominated the conversation about memoir in recent years.

    SMITH Magazine Superfeed

  • Your crude truthfulness is really what a good motivator or “business consultant’ should be presenting instead of usual garbage they learned at last weekends “business consulting for dummies” course.

    The Plan of Action. « The Paradigm Shift

  • I am a democrat but would not contribute to the DNC for this ad as I believe it is really stepping over the line in truthfulness.

    McCain directs '100 year' fire at Obama

  • Americans have gone a very long way from having a healthy relationship with reality, with the idea of truthfulness, with sound epistemology, with proper proportion, with a sense of what's fair.

    Seeking Both the Defeat of the Bushites and the Reclamation of American Culture

  • With regard to truth, then, the intermediate is a truthful sort of person and the mean may be called truthfulness, while the pretence which exaggerates is boastfulness and the person characterized by it a boaster, and that which understates is mock modesty and the person characterized by it mock-modest.

    The Nicomachean Ethics

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