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(ˌsu doʊˌɪn tlˈɛk tʃu əl)

a person who pretends an interest in intellectual matters.
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Dalziel says the Gers gaffer's pseudo intellectual coaching style is one complication too far and is convinced Caixinha's recent comments have only added to his own conviction that his appointment last season was image over substance.
The fact is that like every other issues these pseudo intellectual naive activists take up; they have made a joke out of this as well.
Even this I could still find halfway palatable if it wasn't for the pseudo intellectual ve- neer that then gets applied to it.
It's perfectly acceptable to take pride in your individual style, whether it's a flair for the dramatic, sixties hippie, gothic, punk or pseudo intellectual.
We are all on limited budgets, especially today when the pseudo intellectual Washington elite are squeezing every possible dollar from our earnings.
There is relentless, ineffective pontification on justifying the reasons for bad behaviour, coupled with the irrelevant pseudo intellectual "hand wringing" over the inability to tackle the causes.
Only when the movie engages with self-effacing guest star Willem Dafoe, as a pretentious movie director whose pseudo intellectual masterpiece becomes the victim of Bean's mischief (to produce a festival sensation
None of these are subjects for pseudo intellectual debate.
AFTER the performance of Exile Within the choreographer Itzic Galili interrupted my pseudo intellectual ramblings about his work and simply asked: "Yes, but did it move you?
Granted, this was after we'd gone paddling in the pseudo intellectual pool of thought that was otherwise known as the 6th form poetry club, and I was a dab hand at teenage angst.
Thank you very much Mr Joffe, a stereotypical TV industry pseudo intellectual if ever we heard one.
Perhaps the best of the lot is BAFTA winner Rory McCann (the big chap from the porridge adverts) whose character Kenny wants to become a writer, although James Lance - the pretentious student - also hits the mark with his pseudo intellectual ramblings, which get Clare all hot and bothered.