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half-truth

[haf-trooth, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌtruθ, ˈhɑf-/
noun, plural half-truths
[haf-trooth z, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌtruðz, ˈhɑf-/ (Show IPA)
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.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60
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Examples from the web for half-truth
  • Each of these propositions is a dangerous half-truth.
  • Allow me to respond to each of these half-truth, half-myths.
  • Second, a half-truth exists in that statistic and the reason for its use in your chart.
British Dictionary definitions for half-truth

half-truth

noun
1.
a partially true statement intended to mislead
Derived Forms
half-true, adjective
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Word Origin and History for half-truth
n.

1650s, from half + truth.

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