Definitions for Pseudoˈsu doʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pseu•doˈsu doʊ(adj.; n.)(pl.)-dos.

  1. (adj.)false or spurious; sham; pretended.

  2. (n.)a false or pretentious person.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player(adj)

    a person who makes deceitful pretenses

  2. pseudo(adj)

    (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of

    "a pseudo esthete"; "pseudoclassic"

Wiktionary

  1. pseudo(Noun)

    An intellectually pretentious person; a pseudointellectual.

  2. pseudo(Noun)

    A poseur; false, fake.

  3. pseudo(Noun)

    pseudo-city code

  4. pseudo(Adjective)

    Being other than what is apparent, a sham.

  5. pseudo(Adjective)

    Insincere.

  6. pseudo(Adjective)

    Spurious.

  7. Origin: From pseudo-.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. pseudo

    [Usenet: truncation of ‘pseudonym’] 1. An electronic-mail or Usenet persona adopted by a human for amusement value or as a means of avoiding negative repercussions of one's net.behavior; a ‘nom de Usenet’, often associated with forged postings designed to conceal message origins. Perhaps the best-known and funniest hoax of this type is B1FF. See also tentacle. 2. Notionally, a flamage-generating AI program simulating a Usenet user. Many flamers have been accused of actually being such entities, despite the fact that no AI program of the required sophistication yet exists. However, in 1989 there was a famous series of forged postings that used a phrase-frequency-based travesty generator to simulate the styles of several well-known flamers; it was based on large samples of their back postings (compare Dissociated Press). A significant number of people were fooled by the forgeries, and the debate over their authenticity was settled only when the perpetrator came forward to publicly admit the hoax.

Freebase

  1. Pseudo-

    The prefix pseudo- is used to mark something as false, fraudulent, or pretending to be something it is not.

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