imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player(adj)
a person who makes deceitful pretenses
(often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of
"a pseudo esthete"; "pseudoclassic"
An intellectually pretentious person; a pseudointellectual.
A poseur; false, fake.
Being other than what is apparent, a sham.
Origin: From pseudo-.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[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.
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The numerical value of Pseudo in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Pseudo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I'm stunned by the twisted logic of the spokespersons of the two (colleges) and the pseudo-experts that are blaming radicalization of young people for what has happened.
I refer to it being pseudo-necrophilia, there are some people who really won’t go through a necrophilia act but having someone who is drugged or asleep may be enough for someone.
A molehill man is a pseudo-busy executive who comes to work at 9 am and finds a molehill on his desk. He has until 5 p.m. to make this molehill into a mountain. An accomplished molehill man will often have his mountain finished before lunch.
We're creating a group of sort of pseudo citizens who live overseas, but can take advantage of the fact that they are U.S. citizens on paper, there is no question this is a threat to our national interest at worst. At best, it is something very distasteful because it cheapens U.S. citizenship.
The modern American tourist now fills his experience with pseudo-events. He has come to expect both more strangeness and more familiarity than the world naturally offers. He has come to believe that he can have a lifetime of adventure in two weeks and all the thrills of risking his life without any real risk at all.
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