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pseudo- or (sometimes before a vowel) pseud-


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 'pseudo-'

Accordingly, one of the first political milestones of Franco's new government was the Fuero del Trabajo, a pseudo-
Preston, Paul Franco
But I'll take that risk with the Turner Prize, the most stupid of pseudo- events.
Independent (1999)
Getting to grips with these pseudo- scientific fragmentations is easier than I initially feared.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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