Forsooth

Definition of Forsooth

For`sooth´
adv.1.In truth; in fact; certainly; very well; - formerly used as an expression of deference or respect, especially to woman; now used ironically or contemptuously.
A fit man, forsooth, to govern a realm!
- Hayward.
Our old English word forsooth has been changed for the French madam.
- Guardian.
v. t.1.To address respectfully with the term forsooth.
The captain of the "Charles" had forsoothed her, though he knew her well enough and she him.
- Pepys.
n.1.A person who used forsooth much; a very ceremonious and deferential person.
You sip so like a forsooth of the city.
- B. Jonson.

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absolutely, actually, and no mistake, assuredly, at all events, at any rate, by all means, certainly, clearly, decidedly, decisively, definitely, distinctly, factually, for a certainty, for a fact, for certain, for sure, historically, in fact, in reality, in truth, in very sooth, indeed, indeedy, most assuredly, most certainly, nothing else but, of a truth, of course, positively, really, really-truly, surely, to a certainty, truly, undoubtedly, unequivocally, unmistakably, verily, veritably, with truth
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