home truth
noun Date: 1711 1. an unpleasant fact that jars the sensibilities 2. a statement of undisputed fact

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • home truth — home′ truth′ n. cvb an indisputable fact or basic truth, esp. one whose accuracy may cause discomfort or embarrassment • Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • home truth — n [C usually plural] a true but unpleasant fact that someone tells you about yourself ▪ It s time someone told him a few home truths …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • home truth — ► NOUN ▪ an unpleasant fact about oneself …   English terms dictionary

  • home truth — noun an important truth that is unpleasant to acknowledge (as about yourself) • Hypernyms: ↑truth * * * noun 1. : an unpleasant fact that jars the sensibilities home truths demand utterance but not in a scolding voice or a tone edged with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • home truth — home truths N COUNT: usu pl Home truths are unpleasant facts that you learn about yourself, usually from someone else. [BRIT] We held a team meeting and a few home truths were spelled out …   English dictionary

  • home truth — an indisputable fact or basic truth, esp. one whose accuracy may cause discomfort or embarrassment. [1705 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • home truth — noun A true but unwelcome statement …   Wiktionary

  • home truth — noun an unpleasant fact about oneself …   English new terms dictionary

  • home truth — /hoʊm ˈtruθ / (say hohm troohth) noun a disagreeable statement of fact that hurts the sensibilities …   Australian English dictionary

  • (a) home truth — if you tell someone a home truth, you tell them an unpleasant fact, usually something bad about themselves. It s time someone told that boy a few home truths about his behaviour. (usually plural) …   New idioms dictionary

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