Meaning of pseudo-intellectual in English:

pseudo-intellectual

adjective

  • Spuriously intellectual; falsely supposed or purporting to be intellectual; (hence) intellectually pretentious or affected.

noun

  • A pseudo-intellectual person.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Harper's Magazine. From pseudo- + intellectual.

Pronunciation

pseudo-intellectual

/ˌs(j)uːdəʊˌɪntɪˈlɛktjʊl/ /ˌs(j)uːdəʊˌɪntɪˈlɛktʃʊəl/ /ˌs(j)uːdəʊˌɪntɪˈlɛktʃ(ʊ)l/