Definition of pseudo in English:

pseudo

adjective

informal
  • Not genuine; spurious or sham.

    ‘we are talking about real journalists and not the pseudo kind’
    • ‘These models served as a pseudo laboratory to examine the effectiveness of various fiscal and monetary policies in smoothing out economic fluctuations.’
    • ‘SYNTHETIC SNAKESKIN - Similar to synthetic leathers, pseudo snakeskins have a fabric backing which makes them less fragile than real snakeskins.’
    • ‘But with the advent of colour inkjet printers, the power to make dinky, pseudo - 3D model buildings is now in everyone's hands.’
    • ‘In appraising the mass of evidence, which has thus been collected, one has to be careful to weed out pseudo from genuine research.’
    • ‘Healthy and whole human beings are required - not pseudo machines and imitation heroes who are not what they appear to be.’
    artificial, synthetic, simulated, man-made, manufactured, ersatz, substitute
    bogus, sham, phoney, imitation, artificial, mock, ersatz, quasi-, fake, feigned, pretended, false, faux, spurious, counterfeit, fraudulent, deceptive, misleading, assumed, contrived, affected, insincere
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Origin

Late Middle English (as a noun in the sense ‘false apostle or teacher’): independent use of pseudo-.

Pronunciation

pseudo

/ˈsjuːdəʊ/