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pseudo (n.)

late 14c., "false or spurious thing," especially "person falsely claiming divine authority," from Medieval Latin; see pseudo-. In modern use, of things, "imitated and exaggerated;" of persons, "pretentious, insincere," from 1945; as a noun in the modern sense from 1959. Related: Pseudish.

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Definitions of pseudo from WordNet
1
pseudo (n.)
a person who makes deceitful pretenses;
Synonyms: imposter / impostor / pretender / fake / faker / fraud / sham / shammer / pseud / role player
2
pseudo (adj.)
(often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of;
a pseudo esthete
From wordnet.princeton.edu