Half-truth meaning

hăftro͝oth, häf-
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A statement, especially one intended to deceive, that omits some of the facts necessary for a full description or account.
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A statement or account containing only some of the facts, the rest often being left out so as to deceive.
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A deceptive statement, especially one that is only partly true, is incomplete, (misrepresents reality by telling part of the truth), or alters the time sequence of truths.
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Origin of half-truth

  • half- +"Ž truth

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