Translation of "white lie" to French

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Dictionary translations for "white lie"

white lie noun
pl. white lies
le pieux mensonge m (lie, deception)
A lie said to avoid hurting someone's feelings and expectations is called a "white lie."
On appelle "pieux mensonge" un mensonge qui n'a pour but que d'éviter de heurter les sentiments ou les espoirs de quelqu'un.

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A lie said to avoid hurting someone's feelings and expectations is called a "white lie." On appelle "pieux mensonge" un mensonge qui n'a pour but que d'éviter de heurter les sentiments ou les espoirs de quelqu'un.
He seems to have told a lie. Il semblerait qu'il ait menti.
Do those girls wear white skirts? Ces filles portent-elles des jupes blanches ?
He told us a lie. Il nous a menti.
They appointed Mr. White as manager. Ils ont nommé M. White manager.
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