half-truth

noun
\ˈhaf-ˌtrüth, ˈhäf-\

Definition of half-truth 

1 : a statement that is only partially true

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

First Known Use of half-truth

1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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half-truth

noun

English Language Learners Definition of half-truth

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

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