Definitions for white lie

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

white′ lie′(n.)

  1. a minor or harmless lie; fib.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. white lie(noun)

    an unimportant lie (especially one told to be tactful or polite)


  1. white lie(Noun)

    A deliberate, untrue statement which does no harm or is intended to produce a favorable result.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

white lie

a not very serious lie

I'd rather tell my mother a white lie than tell her the truth and upset her.

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