pseudo-intellectual


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pseudo-intellectual

[ˌsjuːdəʊˌɪntɪˈlɛktjʊəl] adj & npseudointellettuale (m/f)
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"Has she," asked the Doctor, with a smile, "has she been associating of late with a circle of pseudo-intellectual women--super-spiritual superior beings?
"Skinhead with pseudo-intellectual specs, "Befriend him and he your reputation wrecks.
class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GBKanu was under siege from a new oppositionist wave and looked to bolster its ranks with an intellectual or pseudo-intellectual bulwark against the rising tide.
Ironically, for a number of years the pseudo-intellectual and lies spewing Planning and Development former Minster Ahsan Iqbal used similar language to swath away skeptical talk and all questions that were raised about CPEC but in vain.
By basing his narrative on a pseudo-intellectual who refuses to come to terms with his reality as an asylum seeker, Hage "deromanticizes the archetype of the refugee by delinking it from a discourse of innocence and charity [and] he [also] comments on the idealization of exilic intellectuals, specifically on the ways in which Edward Said and Jabra Ibrahim Jabra portray them" (111).
"The Afterlives is an admirably straight-faced novel, and Pierce writes as if he's allergic to the snide, the ironic and the pseudo-intellectual. It's a deeply generous, compassionate book that asks its readers to open their hearts and treat one another with understanding, even as the world grows more complicated, and more unknowable, every day." MICHAEL SCHAUB
Iqbal, who also holds the portfolio of planning and development ministry, said scientific researches were the benchmark for any country's progress, adding that 'Vision 2025', introduced by his government soon after coming into power in 2013, was being mocked by pseudo-intellectual opponents.
He further remarked that Pakistan needed development projects urgently, saying that a lot of time had been wasted in the past 70 years and the nation could not afford to lose any more time.He criticised the government's "pseudo-intellectual opponents" for mocking the government's Vision 2025 introduced by it soon after coming into power.
As far as serious discussions went, at that time, most of them were overtly pseudo-intellectual and boring," she recounted. 
In 1960 the first submitted script for the satirical stage revue Beyond the Fringe was "a tatty little pseudo-intellectual revue, full of tiny mental jokes" (43).
I wrote this not because I am fond of overcomplicating things; I think many will actually think that all these paragraphs are pseudo-profundities by a pseudo-intellectual thumbing through a well-worn thesaurus.

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