What does pseudo mean?

Definitions for pseudo
ˈsu doʊpseu·do

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word pseudo.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role playeradjective

    a person who makes deceitful pretenses

  2. pseudoadjective

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

    "a pseudo esthete"; "pseudoclassic"

Wiktionary

  1. pseudonoun

    An intellectually pretentious person; a pseudointellectual.

  2. pseudonoun

    A poseur; false, fake.

  3. pseudonoun

    pseudo-city code

  4. pseudoadjective

    Being other than what is apparent, a sham.

  5. pseudoadjective

    Insincere.

  6. pseudoadjective

    Spurious.

  7. Etymology: From pseudo-.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pseudonoun

    A prefix, which, being put before words, signifies false or counterfeit: as, pseudapostle, a counterfeit apostle.

    Etymology: from ψεῦδος.

ChatGPT

  1. pseudo

    Pseudo is a prefix derived from Greek that means false or pretending to be something that it's not. It is used to suggest something is not genuine, authentic or has a misleading appearance of being something it is not. It often refers to a person or a thing that imitates or is designed to imitate another, often in a false or deceptive manner.

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.

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  1. does up

  2. souped

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Numerology

  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

Examples of pseudo in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Almost all Employees and franchisees of brokerage firms and even tips giving pseudo experts do not invest or trade a single penny rupee in stock market and this is substantial proof to make people understand how big fraud is stock market

  3. Günter Bechly:

    If a theory and its proponents stubbornly refuse falsification by an ever increasing body of substantial conflicting evidence, the theory degenerates into a textbook example of dogmatic pseudo-science. The neo-Darwinian theory of macroevolution has failed on all fronts, from mathematical feasibility, to theoretical plausibility and explanatory power, to empirical support.

  4. Matteo Salvini:

    You did a show of strength by contravening the indications of the Italian and Libyan coastguard. Now, you'll carry this human load to the Netherlands, i want to save lives but I'm paid by Italians to defend the safety of Italian citizens. I don't accept there are organizations of pseudo-volunteers that endanger the lives of those who flee Africa and then think to disembark them all in Italy.

  5. Mayor Natacha Bouchart:

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

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