[ soo-doh-krit-i-kuhl ]
/ ˌsu doʊˈkrɪt ɪ kəl /
Physics. pertaining to a calculated value or quantity from which corresponding properties of two or more substances can be compared: By plotting pseudocritical temperature and pressure on the graph, we can approximate the convergence of the lines of constant volume.
of or pertaining to thinking or opinion that comes across as intellectual or sophisticated, but in fact is deeply flawed and often characterized by arrogance, self-delusion, or deception: They bought into his pseudocritical promotion of some dreadfully mediocre art shows.
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OTHER WORDS FROM pseudocriticalpseudocritically, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for pseudocritical
The Prologue is a curious example of the pseudo-critical attitude of the Middle Ages.