Adverb (fukushi), Noun
1. truth; reality
  • うそ
  • から
  • 出た
  • まこと
  • Many a true word is spoken in jest.
Adverb (fukushi), 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 (fukushi), Noun
3. that's rightArchaism, used when recalling forgotten information, suddenly changing the subject, etc.
Other forms
実 【まこと】


to talk about this word.