Definition of pseudo-classicism in US English:

pseudo-classicism

noun

  • False, spurious, or imitative classicism; an instance of this.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Atlantic Monthly. From pseudo- + classicism. Compare earlier pseudo-classic, pseudo-classical.

Pronunciation

pseudo-classicism

/ˌs(j)uːdəʊˈklasɪsɪz(ə)m/