adjective see truism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • truistic — See truism. * * * …   Universalium

  • truistic — adj. self evident, axiomatic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • truistic — tru·is·tic …   English syllables

  • truistic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • truism — truistic, truistical, adj. /trooh iz euhm/, n. a self evident, obvious truth. [1700 10; TRUE + ISM] Syn. cliché, platitude. * * * …   Universalium

  • truism — noun Date: 1708 an undoubted or self evident truth; especially one too obvious for mention • truistic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Plato: ethics and politics — A.W.Price I Plato followed his teacher Socrates into ethics by way of a question that remained central in Greek thought: what is the relation between the virtues or excellences (aretai) of character, and happiness (eudaimonia)?1 Both concepts… …   History of philosophy

  • back number — Synonyms and related words: Methuselah, antediluvian, antique, banal, behind the times, bewhiskered, bromidic, collection, common, commonplace, conservative, copy, corny, cut and dried, dad, dated, dodo, edition, elder, fade, familiar, fogy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • banal — Synonyms and related words: asinine, average, back number, bewhiskered, bland, bromidic, central, cliched, common, commonplace, corny, cut and dried, everyday, fade, familiar, fatuous, flat, fusty, hackney, hackneyed, hoary, humdrum, intermediary …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bewhiskered — Synonyms and related words: back number, banal, bearded, bromidic, common, commonplace, corny, cut and dried, fade, familiar, fusty, hackney, hackneyed, moth eaten, musty, old hat, platitudinous, set, square, stale, stereotyped, stock, stubbled,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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