Etymology
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forsooth (adv.)

Old English forsoð "indeed, in truth, verily," from for-, perhaps here with intensive force (or else the whole might be "for a truth"), + soð "truth" (see sooth). Regarded as affected in speech by c. 1600.

updated on December 21, 2014

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Definitions of forsooth from WordNet

forsooth (adv.)
an archaic word originally meaning `in truth' but now usually used to express disbelief;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.