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false pretences

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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /ˈfɔːls prɪ.ˈten.sɪz/
    • /ˈfɔːls prɪ.ˈten.sɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈfɔːls prɪ.ˈten.sɪz/

Definitions of false pretences words

  • noun plural false pretences fraud, deception 1
  • phrase false pretences If you do something under false pretences, you do it when people do not know the truth about you and your intentions. 0
  • noun plural false pretences a former name for deception 0
  • noun plural false pretences a similar misrepresentation used to obtain anything, such as trust or affection (esp in the phrase under false pretences) 0

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Parts of speech for False pretences

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adverb
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preposition
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exclamation

false pretences popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

false pretences usage trend in Literature

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