Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of a truism; trite; commonplace.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to truism.

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Examples

  • Relativistic arguments often begin with plausible, even truistic premises -- e.g., that we are culturally and historically situated creatures, that justification cannot go on forever, that we cannot talk without using language or think without using concepts -- only to end up with implausible, even inconsistent, conclusions.

    Relativism

  • It is the beauty of real fatness -- that fatness which comes from within, and reacts on the soul that made it, until soul and body are one deep harmony of fat; that fatness which gave us the geniality of Silenus, of the late Major O'Gorman; which soothes all nerves in its owner, and creates the earthy, truistic wisdom of Sancho

    Yet Again

  • The Bou-isms fall under two categories, either all-truistic, like "Plug the meter for someone else," or seize the day, like "Never look back unless it makes you laugh," Eric Husband, group creative director for Colle+McVoy said.

    Jacksonville Business News - Local Jacksonville News | Jacksonville Business Journal

  • The Bou-isms fall under two categories, either all-truistic, like "Plug the meter for someone else," or seize the day, like "Never look back unless it makes you laugh," Eric Husband, group creative director for Colle+McVoy said.

    Boston Business News - Local Boston News | Boston Business Journal

  • Father except through me. "golden rule" - which is the closest we have to a universal philosophical principle that is more than just truistic - is little more than a widely accepted first principle from which all ethical reasoning must conform to: namely, that ethics demands consistency, with the same rules applying in all comparable cases.

    The Guardian World News

  • For such a simple, almost truistic idea, you'd be surprised how many people don't seem to get it.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • For such a simple, almost truistic idea, you'd be surprised how many people don't seem to get it.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • For such a simple, almost truistic idea, you'd be surprised how many people don't seem to get it.

    Mr Eugenides

  • For such a simple, almost truistic idea, you'd be surprised how many people don't seem to get it.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • For such a simple, almost truistic idea, you'd be surprised how many people don't seem to get it.

    Libertarian Blog Place

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