What does Pseudo mean?

Definitions for Pseudoˈsu doʊ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Pseudo.

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"


  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)


  6. pseudo(Adjective)


  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.

Anagrams for Pseudo »

  1. does up, souped


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pseudo in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pseudo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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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