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Definition of "half-truth" []

  • A statement, especially one intended to deceive, that omits some of the facts necessary for a full description or account. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "half-truth" in a sentence
  • "In fact, we should get rid of the normal understanding/reasonable person test in all contexts, and permit half-truth frauds on consumers and voters everywhere!"
  • "Ehrlich accused O'Malley of using a half-truth to attack the former administration's record."
  • "“Why would one ever choose to tell the whole truth when a half-truth is so much more creative?”"