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Technically, I suppose, but lying to protect someone isn't necessarily a bad thing.We lie every day for many different reasons.
We lie to ourselves. "I don't have time to work out" We lie to our friends. "Don't cry, it's ok that you broke my favorite vase" We lie to our bosses "I don't mind working late" We lie to our employees "We've just been bought out but your jobs are safe"
I firmly believe in being "dishonest" if it doesn't hurt anything.
I think in some situations it definitely is. For example, a boyfriend telling his girlfriend that he finally quit smoking, just so she would stay with him, is lying. Although, I don't think it's necessarily lying if a girl asks her boyfriend if she looks fat in a certain shirt, and he says no. It would obviously hurt her feelings if he told her that it IS kinda unflattering, so the question kinda set him up for failure haha.
Sometimes it's considered a "white lie" if you're telling them what they want to hear in order to spare their feelings. It's still a lie, though, even if it has good intentions.
not telling someone something or a part of a story being left out is also a lie or is called a "half truth"
more like, selective in the use of facts, but in other words yes lying
Off the subject but you look exactly like my niece
if its not the truth then yes it is :P
If its not the truth than yes.