Meaning of half-truth

half-truth

Pronunciation: (haf'trth", häf'-), [key]
— pl. -truths
  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.
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