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false pretenses

false pretenses
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Definitions of false pretenses words

  • phrase false pretenses If you do something under false pretenses, you do it when people do not know the truth about you and your intentions. 0
  • noun false pretenses deliberate misrepresentation of fact in speech or action in order to obtain another's property 0
  • noun false pretenses plural of false pretense. 0

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Origin of false pretenses

First appearance:

before 1750
One of the 47% newest English words
First recorded in 1750-60

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Parts of speech for False pretenses

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

false pretenses popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% 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 pretenses usage trend in Literature

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