from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • noun The science of lying; falsehood of speech; mendacity; lying.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • noun Falsehood of speech.


  • “I will reply to you, sir,” returned the scholar, “without any pseudology, I have no prurience towards divinity; theology, sir, has never been a favourite study of mine, and I am fixed in the intention of taking a voyage round the world in search of knowledge, with my erudite friend Erasmus Peters.

    Lovers and Friends; or, Modern Attachments


The word 'pseudology' comes from Greek roots meaning 'false' and 'speech'.