Meaning of “half-truth” in the English Dictionary

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"half-truth" in British English

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half-truthnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhɑːf.truːθ/ us /ˈhæf.truːθ/

a statement that is intended to deceive by being only partly true

(Definition of “half-truth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"half-truth" in American English

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half-truthnoun [ C ]

/ˈhæfˈtruθ/

a statement that is intended to deceive someone by telling only part of the truth

(Definition of “half-truth” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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