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arrière-pensée

[a-ryer-pahn-sey] /a ryɛr pɑ̃ˈseɪ/
noun, plural arrière-pensées
[a-ryer-pahn-sey] /a ryɛr pɑ̃ˈseɪ/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
a mental reservation; hidden motive.
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arrière-pensée

/arjɛrpɑ̃se/
noun
1.
an unrevealed thought or intention
Word Origin
C19: literally: behind thought
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