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Roget category 494

4. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
4.5. Results of reasoning

#494. [Object of knowledge.] Truth


fact, reality etc. (existence) 1plain fact, plain matter of factnature etc. (principle) 5truth, veritygospel, gospel truth, God's honest truthorthodoxy etc. 983.1; authenticityveracity etc. 543correctness, correctitude.
accuracy, exactitudeexactness, preciseness etc. adj. — precision, delicacyrigor, mathematical precision, punctualityclockwork precision etc. (regularity) 80conformity to rulenicety.
orthology ipsissima verba [Lat.]realism.
plain truth, honest truth, sober truth, naked truth, unalloyed truth, unqualified truth, stern truth, exact truth, intrinsic truthnuda veritas [Lat.]the very thingnot an illusion etc. 495real Simon Pureunvarnished tale, unvarnished truththe truth the whole truth and nothing but the the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truthjust the thing.


be true etc. adj., be the casesand the testhave the true ringhold good, hold true, hold water.
render true, prove true etc. adj. — substantiate etc. (evidence) 467.
get at the truth etc. (discover) 480.1.


real, actual etc. (existing) 1veritable, trueright, correctcertain etc. 474substantially true, categorically true, definitively true &c. — true to the letter, true as gospelunimpeachableveracious etc. 543unreconfuted, unconfutedunideal, unimaginedrealistic.
exact, accurate, definite, precise, well-defined, just, just so, sostrict, severeclose etc. (similar) 17literalrigid, rigorousscrupulous etc. (conscientious) 939religiously exact, punctual, mathematical, scientific faithful, constant, unerringcurious, particular, nice, delicate, fineclean-cut, clear-cut.
verified, empirically true, experimentally verified, substantiated, proven (demonstrated) 478.
rigorously true, unquestionably true.
true by definition.
genuine, authentic, legitimateorthodox etc. 983.1; official, ex officio.
pure, natural, sound, sterlingunsophisticated, unadulterated, unvarnished, unalloyed, uncoloredin its true colorspukka.
well-grounded, well foundedsolid, substantial, tangible, validundistorted, undisguisedunaffected, unexaggerated, unromantic, unflattering.


truly etc. adj. — verily, indeed, really, in realitywith truth etc. (veracity) 543certainly etc. (certain) 474actually etc. (existence) 1in effect etc. (intrinsically) 5.
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 inchto a nicety, to a hair, to a tittle, to a turn, to a T au pied de la lettre [Fr.]neither more nor lessin every respect, in all respectssous tous les rapports [Fr.]at any rate, at all eventsstrictly speaking.


the truth is, the fact isrem 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 truthnihil est veritatis luce dulcius [Lat.] [Cicero]; veritas nunquam perit [Lat.] [Seneca]; veritatem dies aperit [Lat.] [Seneca]; 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" [Dragnet].

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