from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An often trivial, diplomatic or well-intentioned untruth.
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- n. A deliberate, untrue statement which does no harm or is intended to produce a favorable result.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a euphemism for such lies as one finds it convenient to tell, and excuses himself for telling.
- adj. See under Lie.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an unimportant lie (especially one told to be tactful or polite)
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