truthiness

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Etymology[change]

This word was used long ago to mean truthfulness. It was recreated on the popular satirical television show, The Colbert Report.

Noun[change]

Singular
truthiness

Plural
none

  1. (jokingly) The truthiness of an idea is its ability to be believed emotionally and not because it is supported by evidence or logic.
  2. (jokingly) Following incorrect ideas because you wish or believe them to be true.
    Your truthiness amazes me. Don't you care that it's been proven false?