soi-disant


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soi-di·sant

 (swä′dē-zäN′)
adj.
Self-styled; so-called.

[French : soi, oneself + disant, saying.]

soi-disant

(swadizɑ̃)
adj
so-called; self-styled
[literally: calling oneself]

soi-di•sant

(swa diˈzɑ̃)

adj. French.
1. calling oneself thus; self-styled.
2. so-called or pretended.

soi-disant

A French term meaning calling yourself, used to mean self-styled.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.soi-disant - as claimed by and for yourself often without justification; "the self-styled `doctor' has no degree of any kind"
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"
Translations

soi-disant

[ˈswɑːˈdiːsɔːŋ] ADJsupuesto, presunto, sedicente

soi-disant

References in classic literature ?
I do not think either of these soi-disant friends is overflowing with love for the other; but such intercourse serves to get the time on, and I am very willing it should continue, as it saves me some hours of discomfort in Arthur's society, and gives him some better employment than the sottish indulgence of his sensual appetites.
to be crude and cold: to me, coming fresh from the ever-advancing developments of a London church under a soi-disant 'Catholic' Rector, it was unspeakably refreshing.
On the other hand as the soi-disant guardian of the gifts one might only excite suspicion by refusing to enter the house where they were.
As the soi-disant new manager, I had been able, in the most ordinary course, to pump poor Ewbank about anything and everything connected with the working of the bank, especially in those twenty last invaluable minutes before turning in.
EC defaut, on eternisera les memes procedes inefficaces a l'instar des soi-disant consensus, cohabitations et compromis.
The soi-disant culture transcends every kind of artificial limitations devised by the human mind.
Il en va de mAaAaAeA me aux Pays-Bas oAaAaAeA , pour soi-disant [beaucoup moins que]ba la route au populiste Geert Wilders[beaucoup plus grand que], la droite a repris un grand nombre de ses thAaAaAeA?
Il n'y a pas si longtemps que a, on faisait soi-disant un beau football et on faisait peur tout le monde.
A soi-disant "burkaphobe," he has been a vocal critic of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy; and he has called for laws to regulate what can be preached in mosques, and to create a registry for Muslim preachers.
But, as often as not, the soi-disant crucial figure oversteps.
DONALD Trump, billionaire businessman and soi-disant "great negotiator", is at the beginning of a great learning curve.
Dans ce cas precis, c'est un peu malheureux, car dans les dernieres decennies, la recherche sur l'elaboration du soi-disant sabbat des sorcieres et les premieres persecutions de sorcieres et de sorciers a porte beaucoup de fruits, souvent publies dans d'autres langues que l'anglais, notamment en francais et en allemand.