Definition of pseudonym in English:

pseudonym

Syllabification: pseu·do·nym
Pronunciation: /ˈso͞odn-im
 
/

noun

Derivatives

pseudonymity

Pronunciation: /ˌso͞odnˈimətē/
noun
More example sentences
  • The dangers are especially keen in the case of a figure like Bataille whose persona was often veiled behind the ruse of pseudonymity.
  • Richard Bauckham's essay on the rise of apocalyptic is the most impressive; the least impressive is Joyce Baldwin's resistance to seeing pseudonymity in the Old Testament.
  • The chaplain's pseudonymity in this article was both unnecessary and contrary to the traditions of the clinical pastoral movement.

Origin

early 19th century: from French pseudonyme, from Greek pseudōnymos, from pseudēs 'false' + onuma 'name'.

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