Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. False or counterfeit; fake.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An intellectually pretentious person; a pseudointellectual.
  • n. A poseur; one who is fake.
  • n. pseudo-city code
  • n. A pseudonym; a false name used for online anonymity.
  • adj. Being other than what is apparent, a sham.
  • adj. Insincere.
  • adj. Spurious.

Etymologies

From pseudo-.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From pseudo-. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He would interpret the term pseudo to us as meaning something false, something unreal or untrue.

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  • That is why the term pseudo-leftist is so important.

    Kasama

  • The cultural "Left" what I call the pseudo left is more dominant, they promote a politics of inclusion, participation and flattery.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • The reason for this is because the interpretation of the ‘uncanny valley’ notion is heavily based upon human interpretation and is described as being very subjective hence the term pseudo-science.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Japanese develop ‘female’ android

  • The cultural 'Left' what I call the pseudo left is more dominant, they promote a politics of inclusion, participation and flattery.

    truth slips from view in the sea of post modern knowledge

  • A.K. Geim of the University of Manchester, England predicted what they termed a pseudo quantum Hall effect in strained graphene.

    Nano Tech Wire

  • In the past three years, a number of parents' groups have organized against the program, protesting what they call the pseudo psychology at its core.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • They said they got the idea late last year, when they were talking about what they referred to as pseudo sciences such as astrology and UFO observations.

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  • Osborne doesn't like the research, which he calls pseudo-scientific and "peer-reviewed."

    TimesArgus.com: Sports

  • They're not told sequentially, and transitions are in pseudo-comic-book format - so there's back-and-forth time things, like Earlier and Later.

    intertribal: two more horror movies, reviewed

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