Learn English – What does “pretense” mean in this context?

meaning-in-context

You answered me with no pretense

Context

I checked the definition but I still don't really get it. What would be another way of saying this?

Best Answer

Let me rephrase it:

"You answered me frankly and honestly".

or

"You answered me with no caution and no trick".

It must have hurt him while its said in the above verse: "I spoke to you in cautious tones" and he means here she has oppositely answered with no caution and probably frankly.

Check the definition from here. Checking Merriam-Webster for this word may not easily lead you to the answer you need!