1. In a true manner; according to truth; in agreement with fact; as, to state things truly; the facts are truly represented.
I can not truly say how I came here. --Shak.
2. Exactly; justly; precisely; accurately; as, to estimate truly the weight of evidence.
3. Sincerely; honestly; really; faithfully; as, to be truly attached to a lover; the citizens are truly loyal to their prince or their country.
4. Conformably to law; legally; legitimately.
His innocent babe [is] truly begotten. --Shak.
5. In fact; in deed; in reality; in truth.
Beauty is excelled by manly grace
And wisdom, which alone is truly fair. --Milton.
adv 1: in accordance with truth or fact or reality; "she was now
truly American"; "a genuinely open society"; "they
don't really listen to us" [syn: genuinely, really]
2: by right; "baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime"
3: with sincerity; without pretense; "she praised him sincerely
for his victory"; "was unfeignedly glad to see his old
teacher"; "we are truly sorry for the inconvenience" [syn:
sincerely, unfeignedly] [ant: insincerely]
4: in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers); "in
truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman
Empire"; "really, you shouldn't have done it"; "a truly
awful book" [syn: in truth, really]