Definitions for half-truth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. half-truth(noun)

    a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead


  1. half-truth(Noun)

    A deceptive statement, especially one that is only partly true, is incomplete, (misrepresents reality by telling part of the truth), or alters the time sequence of truths.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jewish Proverb:

    A half-truth is a whole lie.

  2. Unknown:

    It is twice as hard to crush a half-truth as a whole lie.

  3. Unknown:

    Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.

  4. Karl Kraus:

    An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half.

  5. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    Democracy is a constant tension between truth and half-truth and, in the arsenal of truth, there is no greater weapon than fact.

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