from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Self-styled; so-called.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Self-styled; self-proclaiming; self-proclaimed.
- adv. supposedly
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Self-named; self-styled; pretended; would-be.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Calling one's self; self-styled; pretended; would-be.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. as claimed by and for yourself often without justification
[...] #3: Julian Sanchez: How is it that there are so many soi-disant liberal guys who think that the rule against [...] sidereal
When Libya first erupted against its dictator, Barack Obama, David Cameron and the rest of the soi-disant leaders of the free world appeared to enjoy the good fortune of avoiding that choice.
Even the rare soi-disant "butcher shops" obtain their goods from far-flung and unidentified sources, the product often pre-cut and pre-packaged and pre-almost-everything.
I am being generous when I say that Barack Obama, David Cameron, Nicolas Sarkozy and the rest of the soi-disant "leaders of the free world" have often struggled to articulate a principled and coherent response to the popular revolts that have spread from Tunis to Cairo.
Just once itd be nice to hear from a soi-disant Middle East expert not named Goldberg, Friedman, or Lipshitz.
Considering how opposed many conservative Christians are even to soft-core pornography (at least publicly!), I find it hard to fathom how a soi-disant conservative Christian can legitimately justify posing for titillating photographs with the goal of material and professional gain in mind — and especially not while technically still a minor (Prejean was not yet eighteen when she chose to pose for the topless photographs).
And the more soi-disant libertarians defend him, the more they tarnish their putatively non-racist philosophy.
More baffling is the apparently literate couple who live in a shabby yurt, while she—a soi-disant "dredge slave"—dreams of earning the tuition to study opera in Europe.
So it's smart of the folks behind Afingo Fashion, the soi-disant "first online platform to merge social networking and fashion industry sourcing," to establish their presence with "Behind the Seams," a series of real-life panels on Friday to feature insiders like Steven Alan and Fern Mallis.
The prepared food counters at Whole Foods do sell takeout food marketed to soi-disant gourmands, though.