arrière-pensée

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ar·​ri·​ère-pen·​sée | \ ˌa-rē-ər-päⁿ-ˈsā How to pronounce arrière-pensée (audio) \

Definition of arrière-pensée

: mental reservation

First Known Use of arrière-pensée

1617, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arrière-pensée

French, from arrière in back + pensée thought

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