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pseud (sjuːd Pronunciation for pseud

Definitions

noun

  1. (informal) a false, artificial, or pretentious person

adjective

  1. another word for pseudo

Synonyms

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= poser, fraud, phoney or phony, trendy, humbug

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Definitions

abbreviation for

  1. pseudonym

pseudo- or (sometimes before a vowel) pseud-

Definitions

combining form

  1. false, pretending, or unauthentic   ⇒ pseudo-intellectual
  2. having a close resemblance to   ⇒ pseudopodium

Word Origin

from Greek pseudēs false, from pseudein to lie

Example Sentences Including 'pseud'

`Hey, hey, hey,' laughed the Cat, `don't think me rude, But you kind of sound Like a bit of a pseud.
Boris Johnson LEND ME YOUR EARS (2003)

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