from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A statement, especially one intended to deceive, that omits some of the facts necessary for a full description or account.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a statement only partially true, or which gives only a part of the truth.
- n. a partially true statement, especially one intended to deceive or mislead.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A proposition or statement only partly true, or which conveys only part of the truth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead
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?”
Just as equating yoga with only asana is a half-truth more like a 1/8th-truth, so too is ignoring the spiritual, metaphysical Truths upon which yoga rests.
"One of the reasons I am writing this book," she avers, "is that I came to feel, especially as I saw the real, not-for-prime-time struggles of much older friends, that I was presenting a half-truth that amounted to a lie."
The truth, a half-truth, or a lie could be employed, whichever served best in the circumstances.
Can't wait to see these fear mongering, half-truth ads on TV.
Again, more spin and half-truth from the Party of Satan - the NeoCons.
And, by the way, a half-truth counts as a lie. joe m
Stagliano: It seems like a half-truth when people say I don't have any regrets.
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