pseudo


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pseudo-

(word root) false
Examples of words with the root pseudo-: pseudonym

pseu·do

 (so͞o′dō)
adj.
False or counterfeit; fake.

[From pseudo-.]

pseudo

(ˈsjuːdəʊ)
adj
informal not genuine; pretended

pseu•do

(ˈsu doʊ)

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

pseudo-

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"
Translations

pseudo

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

pseudo

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

pseudo

[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."
``Pax vobiscum!'' said the pseudo friar, and was endeavouring to hurry past, when a soft voice replied,
In the case of the 'pseudo-hospital' news bosses eventually acknowledged the colossal stupidity of the term and on the next news bulletin the hospital lost its 'pseudo' tag, even though there was a danger this could lead to the upgrading of the pseudo-state and downgrading for the Republic.
The tail is white marabou, while the body is chartreuse Pseudo Hackle, and the collar orange Pseudo Hackle.
Contract: supported accommodation for young people - pseudo dynamic purchasing system
Plain x-ray shows pseudo articulation of left L5 transverse process and the sacrum (Figure 1).
"Those whose nationalism is pseudo and whose politics is based on dividing people will never understand Rajiv Gandhi and his sacrifice for the nation," tweeted Patel.
" After the nap, the volunteers underwent a test of their "sleep-formed associations." The test presented them with random samples of the pseudo words.
KARACHI -- The police on Thursday busted a gang of pseudo policemen and arrested three of its member, who were involved in looting the passengers coming from the city's airport, media reported.
KARACHI -- Police on Friday have arrested four pseudo policemen, who were involved in looting people visiting city's sea side.
There are feminists and then comes pseudo feminists.