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.
noun
1.
a partially true statement intended to mislead
n.

1650s, from half + truth.

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