Definitions for pseudo-

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Wiktionary

  1. pseudo-(Prefix)

    false, not genuine, fake

    pseudonym

  2. Origin: From combining form of ψευδής.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pseudo-

    a combining form or prefix signifying false, counterfeit, pretended, spurious; as, pseudo-apostle, a false apostle; pseudo-clergy, false or spurious clergy; pseudo-episcopacy, pseudo-form, pseudo-martyr, pseudo-philosopher. Also used adjectively

  2. Origin: [Gr. pseydh`s lying, false, akin to psey`dein to belie; cf. psydro`s lying, psy`qos a lie.]

Freebase

  1. Pseudo-

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mayor Natacha Bouchart:

    Once again, there is proof that demonstrations organized by pseudo-migrant defenders have essentially aimed to disrupt economic life.

  2. Adil Charkaoui:

    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.

  3. Mark Griffiths:

    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.

  4. University Chancellor Phyllis Wise:

    It's disappointing that, once again, Princeton Review is promoting this pseudo-ranking as though it were meaningful, it's insulting to all of our students, since they are here to prepare to become leaders of their generation.

  5. Fred Allen:

    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.

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