What does half-truth mean?

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of half-truth in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of half-truth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jewish Proverb:

    A half-truth is a whole lie.

  2. Unknown:

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

  3. Karl Kraus:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Kahlil Gibran:

    In battling evil, excess is good for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people's wrath.

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