What is another word for truisms?

Pronunciation: [tɹˈuːɪzəmz] (IPA)

Truisms are essentially beliefs or statements that are considered to be universally true. However, there are several synonyms for the word "truisms". One alternative term is "axioms". Axioms are principles that are universally accepted as true and form the basis of a particular system of thought. Another synonym is "maxims", which are wise sayings or aphorisms that express a general truth. "Cliches" may also be used to describe truisms, as they are overused and predictable expressions that are considered to be commonplace. Other synonyms include "platitudes", "adages", and "proverbs". Regardless of which term is used, truisms represent common and mostly unquestioned beliefs and statements that are widely accepted as true.

What are the hypernyms for Truisms?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Truisms

But Mrs. Nightingale felt perplexed at his evident sincerity; would rather he should have indulged in truisms, we were not all of us perfect, and so forth.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan
They thus became art with a purpose, not however to spread ethical truisms, but broad liberating ideas.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell
A. H. Longino, governor of Mississippi, in his speech made at the International Good Roads Congress at Buffalo, September 17, 1901, said: "My friends, the importance of good roads seems to me to be so apparent, so self-evident, that the discussion thereof is but a discussion of truisms.
"The Future of Road-making in America"
Archer Butler Hulbert

Famous quotes with Truisms

  • Mr. Speaker, the fact of the matter is that the Ten Commandments are a historical document that contains moral, ethical, and legal truisms that any person of any religion or even an atheist can recognize and appreciate.
    Cliff Stearns
  • Benjamin Franklin did a great many notable things for his country, and made her young name to be honored in many lands as the mother of such a son. It is not the idea of this memoir to ignore that or cover it up. No; the simple idea of it is to snub those pretentious maxims of his, which he worked up with a great show of originality out of truisms that had become wearisome platitudes as early as the dispersion from Babel.
    Benjamin Franklin
  • The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice. Moral truisms have been so much disputed that they have begun to sparkle like so many brilliant paradoxes.
    G. K. Chesterton
  • we have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.Where this age differs from those immediately preceding it is that a liberal intelligentsia is lacking. Bully-worship, under various disguises, has become a universal religion, and such truisms as that a machine-gun is still a machine-gun even when a "good" man is squeezing the triggerhave turned into heresies which it is actually becoming dangerous to utter.
    George Orwell
  • We shall not set up demands nor programmes, but simply describe the child-nature. (...) Vague and general phrases — ‘the harmonious development of all the powers and talents in the child,’ and so forth — cannot provide the basis for a genuine art of education. Such an art of education can only be built up on a real knowledge of the human being. Not that these phrases are incorrect, but that at bottom they are as useless as it would be to say of a machine that all its parts must be brought harmoniously into action. To work a machine you must approach it, not with phrases and truisms, but with real and detailed knowledge.
    Rudolf Steiner

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