[soo-doh-in-tl-ek-choo-uh l]
  1. a person exhibiting intellectual pretensions that have no basis in sound scholarship.
  2. a person who pretends an interest in intellectual matters for reasons of status.
  1. of, relating to, or characterized by fraudulent intellectuality; unscholarly: a pseudointellectual book.

Origin of pseudointellectual

First recorded in 1935–40; pseudo- + intellectual
Related formspseu·do·in·tel·lec·tu·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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