Examples of pseudo in a Sentence
- 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
- Freemasonry, intensely popular in the eighteenth century, had inherited from earlier pseudo Egyptology a fascination with pyramids and hieroglyphs, but it defanged the occult into something harmless enough to go on the back of the great seal of the sunny-side-up American republic. —Simon Schama, New Yorker, 8 Oct. 2001
- … whoever is deceived by the pseudo activity under Mussolini is deceived by the spasmotic last jerk of a corpse. —F. Scott Fitzgerald, letter, 19 Apr. 1925
the pseudo friendliness of a salesperson trying to sell you something
Recent Examples of pseudo from the Web
Colorado State may have lost Saturday’s pseudo league championship game at Nevada, but on Sunday the Rams cleaned up in the media’s all-conference awards.
The best that CPUs can generate are pseudo-random numbers, churned out by running a seed number through a complex algorithm, then running the solution through the same operation over and over again.
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Origin and Etymology of pseudo
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsaffected, assumed, bogus, contrived, factitious, fake, false, feigned, forced, mechanical, mock, phony (also phoney), plastic, pretended, artificial, put-on, sham, simulated, spurious, strained, unnatural
Antonymsartless, genuine, natural, spontaneous, unaffected, uncontrived, unfeigned, unforced
Related Wordsautomatic, canned, concocted, fabricated, hokey, labored, manufactured, pat, unauthentic, unreal, unrealistic; double-dealing, empty, facile, hollow, hypocritical, insincere, left-handed, mealy, mealymouthed, two-faced, unctuous; exaggerated, histrionic, melodramatic, overacted, overdone, theatrical (also theatric); cute, cutesy, genteel, goody-goody, mincing, overrefined, simpering; conventional, formal, impersonal, inflexible, rigid, stiff, stylized, wooden; artful, calculated, conscious, cultivated, deliberate, premeditated, studied
Near Antonymsauthentic, bona fide, real, realistic, right, true; honest, ingenuous, sincere, unpretending; easy, effortless, smooth; extemporaneous, impromptu, impulsive, instinctive, unconscious, unprompted, unrehearsed, unstudied
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