noun, plural ar·rière-pen·sées [a-ryer-pahn-sey] /a ryɛr pɑ̃ˈseɪ/. French.
- arrogance of power,
Examples from the Web for arriere-pensee
As yet, however, let the student of his history understand, they were not tinged with the slightest "arriere-pensee."Stella Fregelius|H. Rider Haggard
Dick meant nothing by this speech more than his words implied: he was far too good-natured for an arriere-pensee.Not Like Other Girls|Rosa N. Carey
A savage will not assist in packing them, for he fears their heels: the Swiss say mules have always an arriere-pensee.The Art of Travel|Francis Galton
Baroness Dinati was therefore wrong to suspect old Yanski Varhely of any 'arriere-pensee'.Prince Zilah, Complete|Jules Claretie