Main definitions of pseudocide in English

: pseudocide1pseudocide2

pseudocide1

noun

Psychology
  • A suicide attempt which is intended to fail, a pretended attempt at suicide.

Origin

1950s. From pseudo- + -cide, after suicide.

Pronunciation

pseudocide

/ˈs(j)uːdəʊsʌɪd/

Main definitions of pseudocide in English

: pseudocide1pseudocide2

pseudocide2

noun

  • A person who attempts or commits pseudocide.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The Mansfield News Journal. From pseudo- + -cide, after suicide and probably also pseudocide.

Pronunciation

pseudocide

/ˈs(j)uːdəʊsʌɪd/