truism

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true +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

truism (plural truisms)

  1. A self-evident or obvious truth.
    Synonym: lapalissade
    • 2018 November 13, Kate Julian, “Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?”, in The Atlantic[1]:
      The phrase If something exists, there is porn of it used to be a clever internet meme; now it’s a truism.
  2. A banality or cliché.
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume II, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 21345056, page 321:
      After a little decent sorrow had been put forth for the late "severe affliction," joined with some weariful truisms about resignation to the will of Providence, the rest of the epistle was filled up with reproofs about her ladyship's extraordinary and improper conduct in setting off without his consent!
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:saying

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French truisme.

Noun[edit]

truism n (plural truisme)

  1. truism

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