half-truth









half-truth


< /ˈhæfˌtruðz, ˈhɑf-/.

  1. a statement that is only partly true, especially one intended to deceive, evade blame, or the like.
  2. a statement that fails to divulge the whole truth.

noun

  1. a partially true statement intended to mislead
n.

1650s, from half + truth.

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