Adverb, Noun
1. truth; reality
  • うそ
  • から
  • 出た
  • まこと
  • Many a true word is spoken in jest.
Adverb, Noun
2. sincerity; honesty; integrity; fidelity
  • てはっちょうくちはっちょう手八丁口八丁
  • かれ
  • けど
  • まこと
  • ない
  • 玉に疵
  • He works fast and is very articulate but his insincerity is his biggest defect.
Adverb, Noun
3. that's rightArchaism, used when recalling forgotten information, suddenly changing the subject, etc.
Other forms
実 【まこと】


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