pseudo(redirected from pseudoly)
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False or counterfeit; fake.
informal not genuine; pretended
adj., n., pl. -dos. adj.
1. false or spurious; sham; pretended.n.
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]
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|Noun||1.||pseudo - 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'"