pretenseless

[ pri-tens, pree-tens ]SEE DEFINITION OF pretenseless
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Fit symbols of existence in this pretenseless home were the broken column and the gates ajar.

WORD ORIGIN

also pretence, early 15c., "the putting forth of a claim," from Anglo-French pretensse, Middle French pretensse (Modern French prétense), from Medieval Latin noun use of fem. of Late Latin praetensus, altered from Latin praetentus, past participle of praetendere (see pretend). Meaning "false or hypocritical profession" is from 1540s.

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