pseu·​don·​y·​mous | \ sü-ˈdä-nə-məs How to pronounce pseudonymous (audio) \

Definition of pseudonymous

: bearing or using a fictitious name a pseudonymous report also : being a pseudonym

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Other Words from pseudonymous

pseudonymously adverb
pseudonymousness noun

Examples of pseudonymous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The QAnon conspiracy theory emerged in the United States in 2017, when a pseudonymous online poster claiming to hold the highest U.S. security clearance — Q — began dropping cryptic messages on the message board 4Chan. Katrin Bennhold, New York Times, "QAnon Is Thriving in Germany. The Extreme Right Is Delighted.," 11 Oct. 2020 Because the site was founded as a place for pseudonymous and anonymous discussion, this is one of its core values. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, "Reddit Squashed QAnon by Accident," 23 Sep. 2020 The spokeswoman, who confirmed the Daily Beast’s reporting that Crews is the pseudonymous writer, said the agency had learned of the matter Monday morning. Washington Post, "NIH staffer to retire after he was exposed as the blogger behind anti-Fauci, anti-mask stories," 21 Sep. 2020 But despite the pseudonymous founder’s professed idealism, Nomi ulitmately burned his believers. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Is the SushiSwap saga a preview of a new wave of crypto chaos?," 9 Sep. 2020 The pseudonymous Italian novelist Elena Ferrante has written profoundly about two subjects for some thirty years: the fraught bond between mothers and daughters, and the brutality of life in proletarian Naples. Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, "What Brings Elena Ferrante’s Worlds to Life?," 24 Aug. 2020 Human rights advocates believe the hacks enabled the Saudi authorities to arrest at least five people who ran pseudonymous Twitter accounts critical of the regime. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Report: 2015 Twitter breach targeted Saudi dissidents, led to arrests," 19 Aug. 2020 The company has also suspended that pseudonymous account. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, "Twitter account of embattled #MeTooSTEM founder suspended," 3 Aug. 2020 Foremost among those sources are the Federalist Papers, a series of pseudonymous essays by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The Electoral College Is an American Humiliation," 8 July 2020

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First Known Use of pseudonymous

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pseudonymous

Greek pseudōnymos

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The first known use of pseudonymous was circa 1706

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25 Oct 2020

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“Pseudonymous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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