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Adjective: pseudo  s(y)oo-dow
  1. (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of
    "a pseudo aesthete"
Noun: pseudo  s(y)oo-dow
  1. A person who makes deceitful pretences
    - imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseud, role player
Combining form: pseudo-  s(y)oo-dow
  1. Fake, mock, false, similar

Derived forms: pseudos

See also: counterfeit, imitative

Type of: beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker [informal], trickster

Encyclopedia: Pseudo