Definitions for half-truth

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


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

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

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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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.


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