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Monday, February 22

Forsooth

[fer-SOOTH]

Part of speech: adverb

Origin: Old English, unknown

1.

Indeed (often used ironically or to express surprise or indignation)

Examples of Forsooth in a sentence

"Forsooth, I believed you were telling the truth from the beginning."

"Kayla noticed that, forsooth, he was still studying for the test."

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About Forsooth

This word developed from the Old English word "forsoth," which likely comes from a combination of the words "for" and "sooth" (truth).

Did you Know?

When used in Old English, forsooth meant "in truth" or "indeed," however, the term has since developed into an exclamation of disbelief. You're now more likely to find this word used more satirically than seriously.

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