Definition of pseudo in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsjuːdəʊ


  • 1Not genuine; sham: a pseudo Georgian facade
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    • In appraising the mass of evidence, which has thus been collected, one has to be careful to weed out pseudo from genuine research.
    • SYNTHETIC SNAKESKIN - Similar to synthetic leathers, pseudo snakeskins have a fabric backing which makes them less fragile than real snakeskins.
    • These models served as a pseudo laboratory to examine the effectiveness of various fiscal and monetary policies in smoothing out economic fluctuations.

noun (plural pseudos)

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  • A pretentious or insincere person: the undiscriminating, arty chat of a campus pseudo
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    • ‘I told you, we have had an overdose of these pseudos whom you so fondly call secularists.’
    • Csicop is described as ‘a defensive league ‘of American scientists whose ‘basic aim is to argue that the ‘paranormal’ does not exist, and is an invention of ‘cranks’ and ‘pseudos.’


late Middle English: independent use of pseudo-.

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