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truthful +‎ -ness

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹuθfəlnəs/
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truthfulness (usually uncountable, plural truthfulnesses)

  1. The quality of being truthful
    • 1912, Theodore Roosevelt, History as Literature:
      Many hard-working students, alive to the deficiencies of this kind of romance-writing, have grown to distrust not only all historical writing that is romantic, but all historical writing that is vivid. They feel that complete truthfulness must never be sacrificed to color.

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