Definitions for so-called
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alleged(a), so-called, supposed(adj)
doubtful or suspect
"these so-called experts are no help"
So named; called by such a name, with a very strong connotation that the item is not worthy of that name.
Same as above, without the negative connotation.
The so-called Ising model.
Origin: so + called
so named; called by such a name (but perhaps called thus with doubtful propriety)
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Rank popularity for the word 'so-called' in Adjectives Frequency: #481
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- anomenat, ditCatalan, Valencian
- sog., sogenanntGerman
- niin sanottu, niin kutsuttuFinnish
- soi-disant, dénomméFrench
- այսպես կոչվածArmenian
- zogenaamd, zgn.Dutch
- tak zwany, tzw.Polish
- dito, assim chamado, chamadoPortuguese
- так называемый, т.н.Russian
- نام نهادSindhi
- takòzvānī, тако̀зва̄нӣSerbo-Croatian
- tako imenovanSlovene
- nháy nháyVietnamese
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