half–truth

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noun \ˈhaf-ˌtrüth, ˈhäf-\

Definition of half–truth

  1. 1 :  a statement that is only partially true

  2. 2 :  a statement that mingles truth and falsehood with deliberate intent to deceive

1658

First Known Use of half–truth

1658


HALF–TRUTH Defined for English Language Learners

half–truth

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noun \ˈhaf-ˌtrüth, ˈhäf-\

Definition of half–truth for English Language Learners

  • : a statement that is only partly true and that is intended to deceive people

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