A fictitious name, especially one used by an author.
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- He has also published several thrillers under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh.
- Aragon's writings circulated anonymously or under pseudonyms.
- All of the names in this paper are pseudonyms, and I have left student texts unedited for spelling or grammar except where indicated by square brackets.
early 19th century: from French pseudonyme, from Greek pseudōnymos, from pseudēs 'false' + onuma 'name'.
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- 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.