half-truth definition

  • noun:
    • A statement, specifically one meant to deceive, that omits a few of the details required for a complete description or account.
    • A deceptive statement, particularly one that is just partly real, is incomplete, (misrepresents truth by telling an element of the truth), or alters enough time sequence of truths.
    • a partially true statement, specially one designed to deceive or mislead.
    • A proposition or statement just partly real, or which conveys only area of the truth.
    • a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead
  • adjective:
    • a statement just partially true, or which provides only a part of the reality.

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