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Definition of half-truth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

half-truth

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhɑːf truːθ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæf truːθ//
 
 
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a statement that gives only part of the truth, especially when it is intended to cheat somebody The newspaper reports are a mixture of gossip, lies and half-truths.
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