Definition of Arriere pensee
1. Noun. An unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly.
Generic synonyms: Doubt, Doubtfulness, Dubiety, Dubiousness, Incertitude, Uncertainty
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Literary usage of Arriere pensee
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1. Curiosities of Literature: And The Literary Character Illustrated by Isaac Disraeli, Rufus Wilmot Griswold (1851)
"... retained an arriere- pensee which may fasten or loosen the ambiguous exprès* •ion he had so cautiously and so finely inlaid in his mosaic of treachery. ..."
2. Annals of British Legislation: Being a Classified and Analysed Summary of edited by Leone Levi (1861)
"... reveals on the part of those whom it carries along with it an arriere-pensee of a war against Austria for the conquest of Venetia, and an arriere-pensee ..."
3. A Treatise on the Moral Ideals by John Grote (1876)
"... right or not: but benevolence is not genuine benevolence if it is done with an arriere pensee or ulterior view of causing happiness to ourselves. ..."