half-truths
half-truth half"-truth` (h[aum]f"tr[=oo]th), n.; pl. {half-truths} (h[aum]f"tr[=oo][th]z)`. a partially true statement, especially one intended to deceive or mislead. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • half-truth — half truths also half truth N COUNT If you describe statements as half truths, you mean that they are only partly based on fact and are intended or likely to deceive people. The article had been full of errors and half truths that he felt… …   English dictionary

  • half-truth — (h[aum]f tr[=oo]th), n.; pl. {half truths} (h[aum]f tr[=oo][th]z) . a partially true statement, especially one intended to deceive or mislead. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half-truth — n a statement that is only partly true, especially one that is intended to keep something secret ▪ His replies were full of evasions and half truths …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Half-truth — A half truth comes in several forms, and is a deceptive statement, that includes some element of truth. The statement might be partly true, the statement may be totally true but only part of the whole truth, or it may utilize some deceptive… …   Wikipedia

  • half-truth — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms half truth : singular half truth plural half truths a statement that is only partly true or that gives only some of the facts …   English dictionary

  • half-truth — /haf troohth , hahf /, n., pl. half truths / troohdhz/. 1. a statement that is only partly true, esp. one intended to deceive, evade blame, or the like. 2. a statement that fails to divulge the whole truth. [1650 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • half-truth — noun (C) a statement that is only partly true, especially one that is intended to keep something secret: His replies were full of evasions and half truths …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • half-truth — half′ truth n. pl. truths 1) cvb a statement that is only partly true, esp. one intended to deceive, evade blame, or the like 2) cvb a statement that fails to divulge the whole truth • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • half-truth — noun 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. See Also: truth, true, lie, anti truth, contextomy …   Wiktionary

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