Definition of pseudo- in English:

pseudo-

(also pseud-)

Pronunciation /ˈso͞odō/ /ˈsudoʊ/

  • 1Supposed or purporting to be but not really so; false; not genuine.

    ‘pseudonym’
    ‘pseudoscience’
    supposedly, seemingly, apparently, allegedly, reportedly, professedly, ostensibly, on the face of it, to all appearances, on the surface, to all intents and purposes, outwardly, superficially, purportedly, nominally, by its own account, by one's own account, on paper
    supposed, seeming, apparent, alleged, reported, ostensible, purported, nominal, so-called, would-be, pseudo-
  • 2Resembling or imitating.

    ‘pseudohallucination’
    ‘pseudo-French’

Origin

From Greek pseudēs ‘false’, pseudos ‘falsehood’.

Pronunciation

pseudo-

/ˈso͞odō/ /ˈsudoʊ/