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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