Definition of Truism

1. Noun. An obvious truth.

Generic synonyms: True Statement, Truth
Specialized synonyms: Banality, Bromide, Cliche, Commonplace, Platitude



Definition of Truism

1. n. An undoubted or self-evident truth; a statement which is pliantly true; a proposition needing no proof or argument; -- opposed to falsism.

Definition of Truism

1. Noun. A self-evident or obvious truth. ¹

2. Noun. A banality or cliché. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Truism

1. an obvious truth [n -S] : TRUISTIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Truism

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trug
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truism (current term)
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truly
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Literary usage of Truism

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1. The Bookman (1914)
"Every thinking person in the South and elsewhere knows this; it is a truism. Given a "solid" country, anywhere, Sc the ready conclusion is that it is a ..."

2. The Republic of Republics: Or, American Federal Liberty by Bernard Janin Sage (1881)
"The Amendment a truism, though Useful. — But for the understanding that this amendment at least would be added to the compact, the system would certainly ..."

3. The South-west by Joseph Holt Ingraham (1835)
"A tar's headway on land — A gentleman's at sea — An agreeable trio — Musical sounds — Helmsman — Supper — Steward — A truism — Helmsman's cry — Effect ..."

4. Aristocracy and Evolution: A Study of the Rights, the Origin, and the Social by William Hurrell Mallock (1898)
"... great man owes his faculties to h: ancestors, an through his ancestors to the society which helped to develop hi ancestors, though a speculative truism, ..."

5. The Theological and Literary Journal (1856)
"Our objection therefore to the first law is, that as'it stands, it is a useless truism, and that as it is explained, it is not sustained. ..."

6. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1846)
"... vast mass of existing evil in the country, and that all men see that there is but one remedy for the evil, viz. education, would but amount to a truism. ..."

7. English Songs: And Other Small Poems by Barry Cornwall (1851)
"truism. SEE, — Morning, in the East, unbinds her hair, Loosening its lustre on the dewy ground, And springs upon her blue aerial way ! ..."

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