Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective False or counterfeit; fake.

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

Etymologies

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

[From pseudo–.]

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From pseudo-.

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.

    students fail - and professor loses job

  • 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 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

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

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • 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

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