pseudodoxy

noun

pseu·​do·​doxy
-sē
plural -es
: an erroneous belief
also : the holding of erroneous beliefs
a splendid list of contemporary pseudodoxies, mostly old-country beliefs Times Literary Supplement

Word History

Etymology

Greek pseudodoxia false opinion, from pseudodoxein to hold a false opinion + -ia -y

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“Pseudodoxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudodoxy. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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