adjective Date: 1899 pretending to be or erroneously regarded as classic • pseudoclassic noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pseudoclassic — [so͞o΄dō klas′ik] adj. pretending, or falsely seeming, to be classic n. something pseudoclassic …   English World dictionary

  • pseudoclassic — pseudoclassicism /sooh doh klas euh siz euhm/, pseudoclassicality, n. /sooh doh klas ik/, adj. 1. falsely or spuriously classic. 2. imitating the classic: the pseudoclassic style of some modern authors. [1895 1900; PSEUDO + CLASSIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • pseudoclassic — adj. resembling the classic style, seemingly classic; ostensibly classic, posing as classic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pseudoclassic — pseu·do·classic …   English syllables

  • pseudoclassic — pseu do•clas′sic adj …   From formal English to slang

  • pseudoclassic — /sjudoʊˈklæsɪk/ (say syoohdoh klasik) adjective falsely or spuriously classic. –pseudoclassicism, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • pseudoclassic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • pseu|do|clas|si|cal — «SOO doh KLAS uh kuhl», adjective. = pseudoclassic. (Cf. ↑pseudoclassic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pseud- — or pseudo combining form Etymology: Greek, from pseudēs, from pseudesthai to lie; akin to Armenian sut lie and probably to Greek psychein to breathe more at psych 1. false ; spurious < pseudoclassic > 2. temporary or substitute formation similar… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pseudo- — a combining form meaning false, pretended, unreal, used in the formation of compound words (pseudoclassic; pseudointellectual): in scientific use, denoting close or deceptive resemblance to the following element (pseudobulb; pseudocarp), and used …   Universalium

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