White-lie definition

An often trivial, diplomatic or well-intentioned untruth.
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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.

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A lie that is only partially untrue, or one that consists of a deliberately misleading ambiguity.
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(idiomatic) A deliberate, untrue statement which does no harm or is intended to produce a favorable result.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of white-lie - little white lie

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
white-lie
Plural:
white-lies