white liewhite lie
The definition of a white lie is a harmless fib or a small untruth, often done to spare someone's feelings or for some other diplomatic reason.
An example of a white lie is when you tell your mom her pie is good even when it tastes terrible.
a lie that is only partially untrue, or one that consists of a deliberately misleading ambiguity
An often trivial, diplomatic or well-intentioned untruth.