Roget category 4944. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
› 4.5. Results of reasoning
[Object of knowledge.]
plain matter of fact —
God's honest truth —
accuracy, exactitude — exactness, preciseness etc. adj. — precision, delicacy — rigor, mathematical precision, punctuality — clockwork precision etc. (regularity) 80 — conformity to rule — nicety.
orthology† — ipsissima verba [Lat.] — realism.
plain truth, honest truth, sober truth, naked truth, unalloyed truth, unqualified truth, stern truth, exact truth, intrinsic truth — nuda veritas [Lat.] — the very thing — not an illusion etc. 495 — real Simon Pure — unvarnished tale, unvarnished truth — the truth the whole truth and nothing but the the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth — just the thing.
be the case —
sand the test —
have the true ring —
render true, prove true etc. adj. — substantiate etc. (evidence) 467.
get at the truth etc. (discover) 480.1.
true to the letter,
true as gospel —
exact, accurate, definite, precise, well-defined, just, just so, so — strict, severe — close etc. (similar) 17 — literal — rigid, rigorous — scrupulous etc. (conscientious) 939 — religiously exact, punctual, mathematical, scientific — faithful, constant, unerring — curious, particular, nice, delicate, fine — clean-cut, clear-cut.
verified, empirically true, experimentally verified, substantiated, proven (demonstrated) 478.
rigorously true, unquestionably true.
true by definition.
genuine, authentic, legitimate — orthodox etc. 983.1; official, ex officio.
pure, natural, sound, sterling — unsophisticated, unadulterated, unvarnished, unalloyed, uncolored — in its true colors — pukka†.
well-grounded, well founded — solid, substantial, tangible, valid — undistorted, undisguised — unaffected, unexaggerated, unromantic, unflattering.
in reality —
exactly etc. adj. — ad amussim [Lat.] — verbatim, verbatim et literatim [Lat.] — word for word, literally, literatim [Lat.], totidem vervis [Lat.], sic, to the letter, chapter and verse, ipsissimis verbis [Lat.] — ad unguem [Lat.] — to an inch — to a nicety, to a hair, to a tittle, to a turn, to a T — au pied de la lettre [Fr.] — neither more nor less — in every respect, in all respects — sous tous les rapports [Fr.] — at any rate, at all events — strictly speaking.
the truth is,
the fact is —
rem acu tetigisti [Lat.] —
en suivant la verite [Fr.] —
ex facto jus oritur [Lat.] —
la verita e figlia del empo [It] —
locos y ninos dicen la verdad [Sp.],
crazy people and children tell the truth —
nihil est veritatis luce dulcius [Lat.]
veritas nunquam perit [Lat.]
veritatem dies aperit [Lat.]
the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth;"
just the facts, ma'am, just the facts"
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