truthful [adj] accurate, honest believable, candid, correct, exact, factual, faithful, forthright, frank, guileless, ingenuous, just, kosher*, legit*, like it is*, literal, on the level*, on the up and up*, open, outspoken, plainspoken, precise, real, realistic, reliable, righteous, scrupulous, sincere, square, straight, straightforward, true, true-blue*, trustworthy, truth-telling, unfeigned, unreserved, veracious, veritable; concepts 267,542 —Ant. dishonest, hypocritical, inaccurate, lying, untruthful

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  • truthful — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ sound ADVERB ▪ very ▪ absolutely, completely ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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