half-truth


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half-truth

(hăf′tro͞oth′, häf′-)
n.
A statement, especially one intended to deceive, that omits some of the facts necessary for a full description or account.

half-truth

n
a partially true statement intended to mislead
ˈhalf-ˈtrue adj

half′-truth`



n., pl. -truths.
1. a statement that is only partly true, esp. one intended to deceive, evade blame, or the like.
2. a statement that fails to divulge the whole truth.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.half-truth - a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead
deception, misrepresentation, deceit - a misleading falsehood
Translations

half-truth

[ˈhɑːfˈtruːθ] N (half-truths (pl)) [ˈhɑːfˈtruːðz]verdad f a medias

half-truth

[ˈhɑːfˈtruːθ] nmezza verità f inv
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