Definition of So-called

1. Adjective. Doubtful or suspect. "These so-called experts are no help"

Exact synonyms: Alleged, Supposed
Similar to: Questionable



Definition of So-called

1. Adjective. (idiomatic) So named; called by such a name, with a very strong connotation that the item is not worthy of that name. ¹

2. Adjective. (mathematics science) Same as above, without the negative connotation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of So-called

snushing
snuss
snuzzle
snuzzled
snuzzles
snuzzling
sny
snye
snyes
snying
so's
so(p)
so-and-so
so-and-sos
so-called (current term)
so-so
so-so(p)
so-soish
so and so
so as to
so be it
so crazy it just might work
so far
so far so good
so fashion
so long
so long, and thanks for all the fish
so long as
so many

Literary usage of So-called

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Often they are not constant in value, but die out and then start over again, so-called ''oscillating currents." They are mainly used for wireless telegraphy ..."

2. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"THIRD BOOK INFLUENCE OF DEMOCRACY ON MANNERS, PROPERLY SO CALLED CHAPTER I That Manners Are Softened as Social Conditions Become More Equal WE perceive that ..."

3. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle, Frank Hesketh Peters (1886)
"Courage proper, then, is something of this sort, of courage But besides this there are five other kinds of s courage so called. ' . improperly \ First ..."

4. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1891)
"Courage proper, then, is something of this sort, of cm* But besides this there are five other kinds of »««««• courage so called. First, "political courage ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"The so-called ' newer gneiss ' is nothing more than a part of the ma.", to which the older gneiss belongs, brought up by a system of gigantic folds and ..."

6. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"The material of variable capital, ie, the mass of the means of subsistence it represents for the labourer, or the so-called labour fund, was fabled as a ..."

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