Definition of half-truth in English:


Syllabification: half-truth


  • A statement that conveys only part of the truth, especially one used deliberately in order to deceive someone.
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    • There is more than one way not to tell the truth: half-truths, omissions and deliberate ambiguities can be just as effective as crude lies if the mission is to mislead.
    • The probe had to look into a plethora of truths, half-truths, hearsay, gossip and rumours, the minister said.
    • If this does not happen, then the values and truths a writer seeks to convey remain half-truths and half lies.

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