Meaning of pseudo in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsjuːdəʊ/

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  • Not genuine; spurious or sham.

    • ‘we are talking about real journalists and not the pseudo kind’
    artificial, synthetic, simulated, man-made, manufactured, ersatz, substitute
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nounplural noun pseudos

  • A pretentious or insincere person.

    • ‘the arty chat of a campus pseudo’
    • ‘‘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 (as a noun in the sense ‘false apostle or teacher’): independent use of pseudo-.