Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An element, a quasi-prefix, in compounds of Greek origin, meaning ‘false,’ ‘counterfeit,’ ‘spurious,’ ‘sham.’

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A combining form or prefix signifying false, counterfeit, pretended, spurious. Also used adjectively.

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  • prefix false, not genuine, fake

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

  • adjective (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of
  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses

Etymologies

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From combining form of Ancient Greek ψευδής (pseudēs, "false, lying").

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