Hindi translation of 'so-called'
1. adjective before noun
You use so-called in front of a word to indicate that you think that the word is incorrect or misleading.
I have no idea why my so-called friends are lying to me.
Careful languageIn academic writing, it is important to choose your language carefully. In an academic context particular terms often have very specific meanings, that may be slightly different from their everyday usage.Sometimes you want to include a term that you know is not completely accurate or appropriate, but is commonly used, for example, in the media. You can use so-called to show that you understand the usage of the term or you can use expressions such as commonly/popularly known as.
a so-called expert
The virus was found on farms outside a so-called hot zone.
the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), commonly known as the World Bank
2. adjective before noun
You use so-called to indicate that something is generally referred to by a particular name.
She was one of the so-called Gang of Four.
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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.Final Resort
He fled to Italy after the Communists murdered most of his friends at a so-called friendship meeting.THE KEYS OF HELL (2002)
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Translation of so-called from the Collins English to Hindi Dictionary