Definition of Pseudo

1. Noun. A person who makes deceitful pretenses.

Exact synonyms: Fake, Faker, Fraud, Imposter, Impostor, Pretender, Pseud, Role Player, Sham, Shammer
Generic synonyms: Beguiler, Cheat, Cheater, Deceiver, Slicker, Trickster
Specialized synonyms: Name Dropper, Ringer
Derivative terms: Fake, Fake, Fake, Fake, Fake, Pretend, Pretend, Sham, Sham, Sham, Sham



2. Adjective. (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of. "Pseudoclassic"
Language type: Combining Form
Similar to: Counterfeit, Imitative

Definition of Pseudo

1. Noun. An intellectually pretentious person; a pseudointellectual. ¹

2. Noun. A poseur; false, fake. ¹

3. Noun. (context: travel industry informal) pseudo-city code ¹

4. Adjective. Being other than what is apparent, a sham. ¹

5. Adjective. Insincere. ¹

6. Adjective. Spurious. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pseudo

1. a pseud [n PSEUDOS] - See also: pseud

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pseudo

pseudaesthesia
pseudanthia
pseudanthium
pseudarthrosis
pseudembryos
pseudepigraph
pseudepigrapha
pseudepigraphies
pseudepigraphon
pseudepigraphous
pseudepigraphs
pseudepigraphy
pseudery
pseudish
pseudo (current term)
pseudo-
pseudo-Riemannian manifold
pseudo-Riemannian manifolds
pseudo-anglicism
pseudo-city code
pseudo-edge
pseudo-haiku
pseudo-linguistics
pseudo-medicine
pseudo-scholarship
pseudo-science
pseudo-sophisticated
pseudoPHP
pseudo anime

Literary usage of Pseudo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Projective Geometry by Oswald Veblen, John Wesley Young (1918)
"The pseudo•points shall be the points of a real protective three•space S, together with one other pseudo•point O. The pseudo• lines shall be the lines of S^ ..."

2. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Gustav Mann, Walther Löb, Henry William Frederic Lorenz, Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker, Thomas Jeffery Parker, Harry Clary Jones, Sunao Tawara, Leverett White Brownell, Max Julius Louis Le Blanc, Willis Rodney Whitney, John Wesley Brown, Wi (1906)
"Otori obtained by acting on pseudo-mucin with boiling mineral acids have already ... Para-Mucin A variety of pseudo-mucin, first described by Drechsel and ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Like the pseudo-Isidore, Benedict sets all sorte of restric- uon-t in the way of chargea against clerics, especially bishops, ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1893)
"In the spring of 1892, the Wellesley College class in experimental psychology began a study of cases of pseudo-chromes- thesia and of mental " forms. ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"Cyclamineus (BM G950) is a subspecies of N. pseudo-Narcissus, with n drooping fl. with lemon-yellow segments and orange crenate narrow corona. ..."

6. Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1893)
"It has been seen that f (z) is pseudo-periodic ; there is also a pseudo- ... But there is a pseudo-periodicity the characteristic of which is the ..."

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