pretensive

adjective
pre·​ten·​sive | \ prēˈten(t)siv \

Definition of pretensive

1 : having the character of a pretense pretensive farming carried on for instruction and experiment

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pretense entry 1 + -ive

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“Pretensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pretensive. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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