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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.
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half-truth

n
a partially true statement intended to mislead
ˈhalf-ˈtrue adj
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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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.half-truth - a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead
deception, misrepresentation, deceit - a misleading falsehood
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Translations

half-truth

[ˈhɑːfˈtruːθ] N (half-truths (pl)) [ˈhɑːfˈtruːðz]verdad f a medias
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

half-truth

[ˈhɑːfˈtruːθ] nmezza verità f inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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