Definitions for half-truth

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

half′-truth`(n.)(pl.)-truths.

  1. a statement that is only partly true, esp. one intended to deceive, evade blame, or the like.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. a statement that fails to divulge the whole truth.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of half-truth:

1650–60

Princeton's WordNet

  1. half-truth(noun)

    a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead

Wiktionary

  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.

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