Synonyms for half-truth
- harmless untruth
- little white lie
- mental dishonesty
- near truth
- partial truth
- slight stretch
- suggestio falsi
- trivial untruth
- well-intentioned untruth
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HALF-TRUTH
From them the thoughtful will learn how to complete a 'half-truth' often reiterated.
The half-truth is—that Bettina loves me, and that I must not break her heart.
Billy's denial, his hesitation, his half-truth all looked suspicious to him.
There is nothing so dangerous as a half-truth; it is worse than a whole lie.
But the statement is happily only the half-truth, which is almost a complete falsehood.
This is a good basis for finding a half-truth in Bburs statement.
He may tell a half-truth and obscure the rest by his brevity.
This is a half-truth, and like all half-truths it conceals a most dangerous fallacy.
"Well, there is at least a half-truth in what you say also, Mr. Ripon," said Schuabe.
Superficially it is a very telling one, because there is nothing so insidious as a half-truth.