- (prenominal) designated or styled by the name or word mentioned, esp (in the speaker's opinion)
⇒ a so-called genius
- (also used parenthetically after a noun)
⇒ these experts, so-called, are no help
Word usage trends for “so-called”
Translations for 'so-called'
- British English: so-calledso called You use so-called to indicate that you think a word or expression is in fact wrong. ADJECTIVEThese are the facts that explode their so-called economic miracle.
- Brazilian Portuguese: chamado
- Chinese: 所谓的所谓謂的
- European Spanish: llamado llamada
- French: soi-disant
- German: sogenannt
- Italian: cosiddetto cosiddetta
- Japanese: いわゆる
- Korean: 소위
- Portuguese: chamado chamada
- Spanish: llamado llamada
Example Sentences Including 'so-called'
Libraries and bookshops were being purged of so-called subversive writing.
The Image of Laura
The so-called joys of bachelorhood, in his opinion, were bloody nonexistent.
He fled to Italy after the Communists murdered most of his friends at a so-called friendship meeting.
THE KEYS OF HELL (2002)