Truly

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Hello! What is the definition of the word, "truly"? I have looked at online dictionaries, which have stated it means: really, genuinely, indeed, truthfully, definitely, etc. I also checked a thesaurus, which basically listed the same type of words.

 

If that's right, is it correct to say something like this: "She is a truly talented artist.", if I am talking about an artist that is VERY talented. Is there a better or more correct word to use?

 

Thank you!

adverbs truly asked Mar 12 '13 at 05:01 Abby New member

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Indeed, a thesaurus will give all of them as synonyms, but it does not mean that you can interchange them in any condition. They all have their specific usage in different conditions.

It is better you look for their usage as well.

link comment answered Mar 12 '13 at 10:23 Rahul Gupta Expert
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To specifically answer your question, yes, truly can be used as an intensifier adverb; a truly great man is 'greater' than a 'great man'.

link comment answered Mar 12 '13 at 10:56 Shawn Mooney Expert

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