from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A statement, especially one intended to deceive, that omits some of the facts necessary for a full description or account.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A proposition or statement only partly true, or which conveys only part of the truth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun a partially true statement, especially one intended to deceive or mislead.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
deceptive statement, especially one that is only partlytrue, is incomplete, ( misrepresentsreality by telling part of the truth), or alters the time sequence of truths.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead
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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.
"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."
Again, more spin and half-truth from the Party of Satan - the NeoCons.
The truth, a half-truth, or a lie could be employed, whichever served best in the circumstances.
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.
Ehrlich accused O'Malley of using a half-truth to attack the former administration's record.
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!
“Why would one ever choose to tell the whole truth when a half-truth is so much more creative?”
Can't wait to see these fear mongering, half-truth ads on TV.