Definition of pseudo in English:

pseudo

adjective

informal
  • Not genuine; spurious or sham.

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

informal
  • A pretentious or insincere person.

    • ‘Csicop is described as ‘a defensive league ‘of American scientists whose ‘basic aim is to argue that the ‘paranormal’ does not exist, and is an invention of ‘cranks’ and ‘pseudos.’’
    • ‘‘I told you, we have had an overdose of these pseudos whom you so fondly call secularists.’’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

pseudo

/ˈsudoʊ//ˈso͞odō/