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A theory, methodology, or practice that is considered to be without scientific foundation.

pseu′do·sci′en·tif′ic (-ən-tĭf′ĭk) adj.
pseu′do·sci′en·tist n.
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Adj.1.pseudoscientific - based on theories and methods erroneously regarded as scientific
unscientific - not consistent with the methods or principles of science; "an unscientific lack of objectivity"
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[ˌsjuːdəʊˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk] adjpseudoscientifico/a
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