adjective pseu·do \ˈsü-(ˌ)dō\

: not real or genuine

Full Definition of PSEUDO

:  being apparently rather than actually as stated :  sham, spurious <distinction between true and pseudo humanism — K. F. Reinhardt>

Examples of PSEUDO

  1. <the pseudo friendliness of a salesperson trying to sell you something>
  2. Here at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, you have your heads of state, your foreign ministers, your titans of business, your intellectuals (pseudo and real)—but you also have Sharon Stone, Angelina Jolie, and Richard Gere. —Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 28 Feb. 2005

Origin of PSEUDO

Middle English, from Late Latin pseudo-
First Known Use: 15th century


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