Pronunciation: (haf'trOOth", häf'-), [key]
—pl. -truthsPronunciation: (-trOO&thslash;z). [key]
1. a statement that is only partly true, esp. one intended to deceive, evade blame, or the like.
2. a statement that fails to divulge the whole truth.
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