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A fictitious name, especially a pen name.

[French pseudonyme, from Greek pseudōnumon, neuter of pseudōnumos, falsely named : pseudēs, false; see pseudo- + onuma, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]

pseu′do·nym′i·ty n.
pseu·don′y·mous (so͞o-dŏn′ə-məs) adj.
pseu·don′y·mous·ly adv.
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1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) having or using a false or assumed name
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) writing or having been written under a pseudonym
pseuˈdonymously adv
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(suˈdɒn ə məs)

1. bearing a false or fictitious name.
2. writing or written under a fictitious name.
[1700–10; < Greek pseudṓnymos; see pseudonym, -ous]
pseu•don′y•mous•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.pseudonymous - bearing or identified by an assumed (often pen) name; "the writings of Mark Twain are pseudonymous"
onymous - bearing a name; "articles in magazines are usually onymous"
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Being fictitious and not real, as a name:
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[sjuːˈdɒnɪməs] ADJseudónimo
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Ezell emphasizes the extent to which writing anonymously or pseudonymously, and writing "privately" in manuscripts with limited circulation, involved a "thriving female literary network."(59) In some ways, Behn's printed collections of poetry, and especially Lycidus, blur the boundaries between the conventions of manuscript miscellanies and the newly-evolving conventions of the print miscellany, particularly the model legitimized by Dryden, as Behn increasingly draws on some conventions of the manuscript miscellany when editing print miscellanies.
When I was growing up in Chicago, movie reviews in the Tribune ran pseudonymously, under the byline "Mae Tinee." Today, Roger Ebert is a TV star.
and the sixth contains a large number of essays on social and political questions that Jung drafted or published (often pseudonymously, as Frank Ryberg) between 1921 and c.1960.
George Carleton wrote that the growing Puritan congregations, "as they hate[d] all heresies and popery, so they [could not] be persuaded to bear liking of the queen's proceedings in religion."(52) Martin Marprelate himself directly (though pseudonymously) questioned the queen's authority in these crucial matters, asking his opponents, "doe you thinke our Churche governement to be good and lawfull because hir Maiestie and the state who maintaineth the reformed religion alloweth the fame?
When Walter Cronkite was 10 years old, his family from Kansas City to Houston, where he was to teach in a dental school and join the practice of an older, well-established dentist, whom Walter, with characteristic reluctance to hurt anyone, identifies pseudonymously as Dr.
(Since the same communal name was used in the first edition of this book that was published pseudonymously we might guess that "Moriah" was not the commune's real name, although Owens never clarifies that matter.) For its evocativeness the book has real scholarly value; despite the fact that hundreds of thousands, or possibly even millions, of young Americans joined communes in the late 1960s and early 1970s, we have precious few such detailed memoirs that provide a good sense of what life in the communes was actually like.
Pseudonymously written work often goes beyond anonymity either because the fact that a communicator seeks to remain unidentified can itself provide information to the recipient or because the pseudonym affirmatively misleads the recipient.
That honour probably goes to Elizabeth Riley's All That False Instruction, published pseudonymously in 1975, marketed not as a feminist text but somewhat luridly as about 'lesbian love' (it's also the first known lesbian novel in Australia), and these days (as it was when first published) very much, and undeservedly, neglected.
His attacks culminated in an article entitled "The Fleshly School of Poetry," published pseudonymously in the Contemporary Review.
Elgar's relationship with his daughter's white rabbit, which he dignified as 'Pietro d'Alba' and called upon as adviser, confidant, dedicatee and, pseudonymously, text-writer, is followed enthusiastically, with Anderson happily entering the spirit later on by describing one of the texts ascribed by Elgar to 'Pietro d'Alba' as 'a passionate, declamatory love-song, of an intensity rare for a rabbit'.
Moreover, Wordsworth's note to Southey at the time suggests that he may have welcomed the opportunity to attack Byron in print, as long as he could do so pseudonymously. Perhaps when he saw Southey's draft reply to Byron, he felt that more needed to be said on the score of Byron's implied morality in the Appendix to The Two Foscari.
The county whose workers we describe below (pseudonymously named "Adams County") is in rural north Florida, and is geographically and culturally typical of black belt counties.