soi-disant


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soi-di·sant

 (swä′dē-zäN′)
adj.
Self-styled; so-called.

[French : soi, oneself + disant, saying.]

soi-disant

(swadizɑ̃)
adj
so-called; self-styled
[literally: calling oneself]

soi-di•sant

(swa diˈzɑ̃)

adj. French.
1. calling oneself thus; self-styled.
2. so-called or pretended.

soi-disant

A French term meaning calling yourself, used to mean self-styled.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.soi-disant - as claimed by and for yourself often without justification; "the self-styled `doctor' has no degree of any kind"
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"
Translations

soi-disant

[ˈswɑːˈdiːsɔːŋ] ADJsupuesto, presunto, sedicente

soi-disant

References in classic literature ?
to be crude and cold: to me, coming fresh from the ever-advancing developments of a London church under a soi-disant 'Catholic' Rector, it was unspeakably refreshing.
On the other hand as the soi-disant guardian of the gifts one might only excite suspicion by refusing to enter the house where they were.
I do not think either of these soi-disant friends is overflowing with love for the other; but such intercourse serves to get the time on, and I am very willing it should continue, as it saves me some hours of discomfort in Arthur's society, and gives him some better employment than the sottish indulgence of his sensual appetites.
As the soi-disant new manager, I had been able, in the most ordinary course, to pump poor Ewbank about anything and everything connected with the working of the bank, especially in those twenty last invaluable minutes before turning in.
Mais il reconnait que la chasse de la gazelle et de l'outarde a outrance, pour notamment leurs vertus soi-disant aphrodisiaques, rend la tache difficile.
Ceci etant dit, a-t-il precise, que la croissance agricole est tributaire des investissements dans les infrastructures, soi-disant que l'une est dependante de l'autre.
In Lebanon, the public infrastructure and hosting communities have been exhausted to the max at a time of steadily declining international assistance because of a soi-disant "donors' fatigue," he said.
Dans ce cas precis, c'est un peu malheureux, car dans les dernieres decennies, la recherche sur l'elaboration du soi-disant sabbat des sorcieres et les premieres persecutions de sorcieres et de sorciers a porte beaucoup de fruits, souvent publies dans d'autres langues que l'anglais, notamment en francais et en allemand.
Le chef de Commission le professeur Mohamed Osman Saleh a dit dans une declaration a la SUNA que l'agression sur Gaza et toute la Palestine et le reste de la Palestine est sous occupation est une lutte pour l'existence, pas pour les frontieres , soulignant la commission condamne toutes les precedentes de l'Etat sioniste sur ce peuple sans defense, expliquant que ce qui se passe actuellement a Gaza a depasse toutes les attentes et a depasse la soi-disant holocauste a des crimes de guerre contre l'humanite.
Une tare innommable sur le front du soi-disant professionnalisme du journalisme dans le monde entier.
By this he does not mean the early-20th-century soi-disant heresy of Americanism, but the value-driven program of democracy and religious pluralism that was put forward to an immigrant church by its hierarchy.
Today, of course, some soi-disant Catholic political figures use the sophistry of "governing for all citizens" to justify or mask their stand on abortion and support or overlook other non-Christian positions on various issues.