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pseu•do•in•tel•lec•tu•al



Pronunciation: (sOO"dō-in"tl-ek'chOO-ul), [key]
n.
1. a person exhibiting intellectual pretensions that have no basis in sound scholarship.
2. a person who pretends an interest in intellectual matters for reasons of status.

adj.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by fraudulent intellectuality; unscholarly: a pseudointellectual book.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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