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NOUN (1)

1. a person who makes deceitful pretenses;
[syn: imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of;
- Example: "a pseudo esthete"
- Example: "pseudoclassic"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pseudo- \Pseu"do-\ [Gr. pseydh`s lying, false, akin to psey`dein to belie; cf. psydro`s lying, psy`qos a lie.] A combining form or prefix signifying false, counterfeit, pretended, spurious; as, pseudo-apostle, a false apostle; pseudo-clergy, false or spurious clergy; pseudo-episcopacy, pseudo-form, pseudo-martyr, pseudo-philosopher. Also used adjectively. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pseudo adj 1: (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of; "a pseudo esthete"; "pseudoclassic" n 1: a person who makes deceitful pretenses [syn: imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "pseudo": affected, apocryphal, artificial, assumed, bastard, bogus, brummagem, colorable, colored, counterfeit, counterfeited, distorted, dressed up, dummy, embellished, embroidered, ersatz, factitious, fake, faked, false, falsified, feigned, fictitious, fictive, forged, garbled, hokey, illegitimate, imitation, junky, make-believe, man-made, mock, perverted, phony, pinchbeck, plagiarized, pretended, put-on, quasi, queer, self-styled, sham, shoddy, simulated, snide, so-called, soi-disant, spurious, supposititious, synthetic, tin, tinsel, titivated, twisted, unauthentic, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal, warped, wrong
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

pseudo /soo'doh/, n. [Usenet: truncation of ?pseudonym?] 1. An electronic-mail or Usenet persona adopted by a human for amusement value or as a means of avoiding negative repercussions of one's net.behavior; a ?nom de Usenet?, often associated with forged postings designed to conceal message origins. Perhaps the best-known and funniest hoax of this type is B1FF. See also tentacle. 2. Notionally, a flamage-generating AI program simulating a Usenet user. Many flamers have been accused of actually being such entities, despite the fact that no AI program of the required sophistication yet exists. However, in 1989 there was a famous series of forged postings that used a phrase-frequency-based travesty generator to simulate the styles of several well-known flamers; it was based on large samples of their back postings (compare Dissociated Press). A significant number of people were fooled by the forgeries, and the debate over their authenticity was settled only when the perpetrator came forward to publicly admit the hoax.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

pseudo /soo'doh/ (Usenet) Pseudonym. 1. An electronic-mail or Usenet persona adopted by a human for amusement value or as a means of avoiding negative repercussions of one's net.behaviour; a "nom de Usenet", often associated with forged postings designed to conceal message origins. Perhaps the best-known and funniest hoax of this type is BIFF. 2. Notionally, a flamage-generating AI program simulating a Usenet user. Many flamers have been accused of actually being such entities, despite the fact that no AI program of the required sophistication yet exists. However, in 1989 there was a famous series of forged postings that used a phrase-frequency-based travesty generator to simulate the styles of several well-known flamers; it was based on large samples of their back postings (compare Dissociated Press). A significant number of people were fooled by the forgeries, and the debate over their authenticity was settled only when the perpetrator came forward to publicly admit the hoax. [Jargon File] (1995-03-13)