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white lie

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1 white lie

An unimportant lie (especially one told to be tactful or polite).

Roget 702: cunning, craft; cunningness, craftiness etc. adj.; subtlety, artificiality; maneuvering etc. v.; temporization; circumvention.    chicane, ... meer laten zien

Roget 520: equivocalness etc. adj.; double meaning etc. 516; ambiguity, double entente, double entendre [Fr.], pun, paragram, calembour, quibble, equivoque [Fr.], ... meer laten zien

Roget 617: pretext, pretense, pretension, plea; allegation, advocation; ostensible motive, ostensible ground, ostensible reason, phony reason; excuse etc. (vindication) 937; ... meer laten zien

Roget 528: concealment; hiding etc. v.; occultation, mystification.    seal of secrecy; screen etc. 530; disguise etc. 530; ... meer laten zien

Roget 546: untruth, falsehood, lie, story, thing that is not, fib, bounce, crammer, taradiddle, whopper; jhuth.    forgery, fabrication, invention; ... meer laten zien

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Moby betekeniswoordenboek: blague, cock-and-bull story, exaggeration, fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, farfetched story, farrago, fib, fiction, fish story, flam, flimflam, ghost story, half-truth, legal fiction, lie, little white lie, mendacity, pious fiction ... meer laten zien.

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