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noun as in generality

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“There is so much myth and half-truth wrapped around the A-10,” the official said.

“Putin never directly lies, he just tells half truths and his answer was a half truth,” he said.

To say that he is a terrible actor is to utter a half-truth.

That the government will default once it passes the debt limit is another half-truth, says Gillespie.

If they want to know where I went to school, I can give a half truth and say, “Public school.”

There is nothing so dangerous as a half-truth; it is worse than a whole lie.

The popular notion that unsatisfied desires sooner or later perish of starvation is at best but a half truth.

If he stops there, the matter requires consideration, for a half truth is worse than a whole lie.

She hurried out the half-truth with a curious feeling of guilt.

You are now face to face with the most perplexing of sophistries—the half truth.


On this page you'll find 74 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to half-truth, such as: cover-up, deceit, deception, dishonesty, distortion, and fabrication.

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