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  • n. An intellectually pretentious person; a poseur

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See pseudo-.
  • n. An abbreviation of pseudonym.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who makes deceitful pretenses


Abbreviation of pseudointellectual? From Greek (Ancient) ψευδής (pseudēs), false, lying (Wiktionary)


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  • Or for the rest of us, [sjuːd] (or SYOOD, if you really must use imitation grunting).

    January 8, 2009

  • (SOOD) n. A person with pretensions to cultural or intellectual sophistication.

    January 8, 2009