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pseudo-

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

pseudo-

or pseud-
pref.
1. False; deceptive; sham: pseudoscience.
2. Apparently similar: pseudocoel.

[Greek, from pseudēs, false, from pseudein, to lie.]

pseudo-

or sometimes before a vowel

pseud-

combining form
1. false, pretending, or unauthentic: pseudo-intellectual.
2. having a close resemblance to: pseudopodium.
[from Greek pseudēs false, from pseudein to lie]

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:

pseudo-

adjective false, pretended, artificial, fake, phoney or phony (informal), mock, imitation, bogus, sham, counterfeit, spurious, ersatz, not genuine, quasi- What a load of pompous, pseudo-intellectual rubbish!
genuine, authentic, real, true, actual, sincere, honest, heartfelt, bona fide, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), unfeigned
Translations

pseudo-

[ˈsjuːdəʊ-] prefixpseudo-

pseudo-

prefPseudo-, pseudo; pseudo-scientificpseudowissenschaftlich

pseudo-

pref pseudo-, seudo- (RAE)
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