not actually but having the appearance of; pretended; false or spurious; sham.
almost, approaching, or trying to be.
Other definitions for pseudo- (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “false,” “pretended,” “unreal,” used in the formation of compound words (pseudoclassic; pseudointellectual): in scientific use, denoting close or deceptive resemblance to the following element (pseudobulb; pseudocarp), and used sometimes in chemical names of isomers (pseudoephedrine).
- Also especially before a vowel, pseud-.
- pseudo- , quasi-
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How to use pseudo in a sentence
The office is standard Universal issue, sort of a pseudo English manor house.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Thankfully, the piece did not try to evoke the Internet through tired dance gestures or pseudo-digital music.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art | Jay Michaelson | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So the real meat of Stalker, ostensibly, is the pseudo-intellectual conversation about misogyny.‘Stalker’ Is an Awful Warning Against the Evils of Misogyny | Sujay Kumar | October 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He lived in the pseudo office, where his downstairs neighbors included Jeff Koons.A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris | Anthony Haden-Guest | July 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was busted but far from bust, and by February pseudo had 10 channels.A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris | Anthony Haden-Guest | July 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The next source from which we learn anything of this part of the subject is the pseudo-Euclidean Introductio Harmonica.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music | David Binning Monro
"We've very much obliged to you, Miss Fulton," Bristow said in his pseudo-pleasant way.The Winning Clue | James Hay, Jr.
In pseudo-angina, frequently observed in hysterical women, its action is all that can be desired.
And this false conviction I found in the pseudo-Christian religion which men had been teaching for fifteen hundred years.My Religion | Leo Tolstoy
Ethical and moral instruction have disappeared from our pseudo-Christian society without leaving a trace.My Religion | Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for pseudo (1 of 2)
informal not genuine; pretended
British Dictionary definitions for pseudo- (2 of 2)
false, pretending, or unauthentic: pseudo-intellectual
having a close resemblance to: pseudopodium
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