Synonyms for truce
- olive branch
- temporary peace
- white flag
Antonyms for truce
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRUCE
The truce of the water was over, but these foes did not meet again that night.
Then a truce for to-day; to-morrow, with your good leave, I enter the lists.
If so, why was it not a little white flag of truce that gave her a right to say "How do you do?"
Michelant considers the truce in question to be that of the year 1340.
It is with these that the pioneers of progress can hold no truce.
A flag of truce was presented, which produced another parley.
I could wonder no longer that they called the truce; and yet, knowing why they called it, what was I to do?
But until then, let there be a truce to—to this, between us.
Nor have the terms of truce been yet devised, on which the despotic ruler may rely with confidence.
The Thebans after that set up a trophy and gave back the bodies under a truce.
early 13c., triws, variant of trewes, originally plural of trewe "faith, assurance of faith, covenant, treaty," from Old English treow "faith, treaty," from Proto-Germanic *trewwo (cf. Old Frisian triuwe, Middle Dutch trouwe, Dutch trouw, Old High German triuwa, German treue, Gothic triggwa "faith, faithfulness"). Related to Old English treowe "faithful" (see true).
The Germanic word was borrowed into Late Latin as tregua, hence French trève, Italian tregua. Trucial States, the pre-1971 name of the United Arab Emirates, is attested from 1891, in reference to the 1835 maritime truce between Britain and the Arab sheiks of Oman.