forsooth

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forsothe, forsoþe, for sothe, from Old English for sōþ (truly, for certain, forsooth), equivalent to for (for, by) +‎ sooth (truth).

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forsooth (not comparable)

  1. (archaic or poetic) Used as an intensifier, often ironic: indeed, really, truthfully.
    Synonyms: in point of fact, in truth, to tell the truth; see also Thesaurus:actually

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