- pseudo force,
- pseudo-cleft sentence,
Origin of pseudo
Origin of pseudo-
Examples from the Web for pseudo
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|DAILY BEAST
He lived in the Pseudo office, where his downstairs neighbors included Jeff Koons.
He was busted but far from bust, and by February Pseudo had 10 channels.
This unholy marriage of faux country and pseudo hip-hop is literally the worst of both worlds.You Can't Unsee Billy Ray Cyrus’s Pseudo Hip Hop ‘Achy Breaky 2’|Amy Zimmerman|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The international community is unlikely to be impressed by a show of pseudo tolerance performed by a fake lesbian duo.Yes, the Pseudo-lesbian Band t.A.T.u. Sang at Sochi’s Opening Ceremony|Amy Zimmerman|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While he was putting up the shutters, Phoebe was making love to her pseudo penitent.A Simpleton|Charles Reade
“Down with him, then,” and we headed the Provisional list with the pseudo Orange-tawny.Tales from "Blackwood"|Various
In the mornings when the pseudo prince left the bedroom, outside the door stood Herr Volkmar, cap in hand, bowing.Historic Oddities|Sabine Baring-Gould
But Chatterton wrote poems, pseudo chronicles, and not history.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)|Anatole France
They threw it out when they wanted to misunderstand me—with a good deal of the pseudo in it, too.The Note-Books of Samuel Butler|Samuel Butler
sometimes before a vowel pseud-
Word Origin for pseudo-
late 14c., "false or spurious thing;" see pseudo-. As an adjective in this sense from mid-15c. In modern use, of persons, "pretentious, insincere," from 1945; as a noun from 1959. Related: Pseudish.
often before vowels pseud-, word-forming element meaning "false; feigned; erroneous; in appearance only; resembling," from Greek pseudo-, comb. form of pseudes "false, lying; falsely; deceived," or pseudos "falsehood, untruth, a lie," both from pseudein "to deceive, cheat by lies."
Productive in compound formation in ancient Greek (e.g. pseudodidaskalos "false teacher," pseudokyon "a sham cynic," pseudologia "a false speech," pseudoparthenos "pretended virgin"), it began to be used with native words in Middle English.