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False or counterfeit; fake.

[From pseudo-.]


informal not genuine; pretended


(ˈsu doʊ)

adj., n., pl. -dos. adj.
1. false or spurious; sham; pretended.
2. a false or pretentious person.


a combining form meaning “false,” “pretended,” “unreal” (pseudoclassic; pseudointellectual), “closely or deceptively resembling” (pseudocarp).
Also, esp. before a vowel,pseud-.
[< Greek, comb. form of pseudḗs false, pseûdos falsehood]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pseudo - a person who makes deceitful pretensespseudo - a person who makes deceitful pretenses
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
name dropper - someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends
ringer - a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses
Adj.1.pseudo - (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of; "a pseudo esthete"; "pseudoclassic"
combining form - a bound form used only in compounds; "`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"


[ˈsjuːdəʊ] ADJfarsante, fraudulento; [person] → fingido; (person's character) → artificial, afectado


= pseud ADJ
(= pretended)unecht; affection, simplicityaufgesetzt; pseudo revolutionary/intellectualPseudorevolutionär(in) m(f)/-intellektuelle(r) mf
n = pseud N


[ˈsjuːdəʊ] adj (fam) → fasullo/a, finto/a
References in classic literature ?
Henry III had always been accounted a good swordsman, but that day he quite outdid himself, and in his imagination was about to run the pseudo De Montfort through the heart, to the wild acclaim of his audience.
As soon as a preacher or pseudo prophet of the kind gets followers enough, he either takes command of the tribe, or branches off and sets up an independent chief and "medicine man.
said the pseudo friar, and was endeavouring to hurry past, when a soft voice replied,
SO this pseudo celebrity was at the airport and she was talking to her mom, a former actress, on the phone.
Recently, we applied neutrosophic set theory to pseudo -BCI algebras in [35].
The Langmuir isotherm best described the adsorption of PNP onto PAC, while pseudo second order kinetics fitted best.
Kinetics study favored the pseudo second order kinetics.
The recent 2009 WHO classification of tumours of pancreas named this clinical entity as "Solid pseudo papillary tumour of pancreas", keeping in view the two most characteristic morphological findings; solid and pseudo-papillary pattern of growth.
Film studio Nonexistent Cinema licenses the characters from its highly anticipated sci-fi movie XYZ Force to manufacturer Fictitious Toys for an exclusive line of action figures to be sold under Fictitious's registered trademark, Pseudo Heroes[R].
Uno, "An Efficient Algorithm for Solving Pseudo Clique Enumeration", Problem, Algorithmica, 56 (1), 316, Springer, 2010
INTRODUCTION: Pseudo exfoliation (PEX) syndrome is an age related disease characterized by the widespread deposition of an abnormal extra cellular fibrillar material on much ocular and extra ocular tissues.
It is found in this paper that the lowest two broadside modes of the one-step stair-shaped DRA with a circular cross-section can be regarded as pseudo [HEM.