from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- False; deceptive; sham: pseudoscience.
- Apparently similar: pseudocoel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- false, not genuine, fake
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A combining form or prefix signifying false, counterfeit, pretended, spurious. Also used adjectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An element, a quasi-prefix, in compounds of Greek origin, meaning ‘false,’ ‘counterfeit,’ ‘spurious,’ ‘sham.’
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of
- n. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
Greek, from pseudēs, false, from pseudein, to lie.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From combining form of Ancient Greek ψευδής (pseudēs, "false, lying"). (Wiktionary)