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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

Synonyms

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= false, pretended, artificial, fake, phoney or phony (informal), mock, imitation, bogus, sham, counterfeit, spurious, ersatz, not genuine, quasi-

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