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so-called

(sō′kôld′)
adj.
1. Commonly called: "the artificial elevation that often occurs when a doctor or nurse reads a patient's blood pressure—the so-called white coat syndrome" (Andrew Weil).
2. Incorrectly or falsely termed: My so-called friends were gossiping about me again.
Usage Note: Quotation marks should not be used to set off descriptions that follow expressions such as so-called and self-styled, which themselves relieve the writer of responsibility for the attribution: his so-called foolproof method (not "foolproof method").

so-called

adj
a. (prenominal) designated or styled by the name or word mentioned, esp (in the speaker's opinion) incorrectly: a so-called genius.
b. (also used parenthetically after a noun): these experts, so-called, are no help.

so′-called′



adj.
1. called or designated thus: the so-called Southern bloc.
2. incorrectly called or styled thus: so-called friends.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.so-called - doubtful or suspect; "these so-called experts are no help"
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"

so-called

adjective alleged, supposed, professed, pretended, self-styled, ostensible, soi-disant (French) their so-called economic miracle
Translations

so-called

[ˈsəʊˈkɔːld] ADJsupuesto, presunto
all these so-called journaliststodos estos supuestos or presuntos or así llamados periodistas
in the so-called rush hoursen las llamadas horas punta

so-called

adjsogenannt; (= supposed)angeblich

so-called

[ˌsəʊˈkɔːld] adjcosiddetto/a

so

(səu) adverb
1. (used in several types of sentence to express degree) to this extent, or to such an extent. `The snake was about so long,' he said, holding his hands about a metre apart; Don't get so worried!; She was so pleased with his progress in school that she bought him a new bicycle; They couldn't all get into the room, there were so many of them; He departed without so much as (= without even) a goodbye; You've been so (= very) kind to me!; Thank you so much!
2. (used to express manner) in this/that way. As you hope to be treated by others, so you must treat them; He likes everything to be (arranged) just so (= in one particular and precise way); It so happens that I have to go to an important meeting tonight.
3. (used in place of a word, phrase etc previously used, or something previously stated) as already indicated. `Are you really leaving your job?' `Yes, I've already told you / said so'; `Is she arriving tomorrow?' `Yes, I hope so'; If you haven't read the notice, please do so now; `Is that so (= true)?' `Yes, it's really so'; `Was your father angry?' `Yes, even more so than I was expecting – in fact, so much so that he refused to speak to me all day!
4. in the same way; also. `I hope we'll meet again.' `So do I.'; She has a lot of money and so has her husband.
5. (used to express agreement or confirmation) indeed. `You said you were going shopping today.' `So I did, but I've changed my mind.'; `You'll need this book tomorrow, won't you?' `So I will.'
conjunction
(and) therefore. John had a bad cold, so I took him to the doctor; `So you think you'd like this job, then?' `Yes.'; And so they got married and lived happily ever after.
ˌso-ˈcalled adjective
wrongly described or named in such a way. Your so-called friends have gone without you!
ˌso-ˈso adjective
neither very good nor very bad. His health is so-so.
and so on/forth
and more of the same kind of thing. He reminded me of what I owed him and so on.
or soorso as to
in order to. He sat at the front so as to be able to hear.
so far, so good
all is well up to this point. So far, so good – we've checked the equipment, and everything's ready.
so that
1. with the purpose that; in order that. I'll wash this dress so that you can wear it.
2. with the result that. He got up very late, so that he missed the bus and was late for work.
so to say/speak
if one may use such an expression; in a way; it could be said. The dog is, so to speak, a member of this family.
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