Pronunciation: (sOO"dō-in"tl-ek'chOO-ul), [key]
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.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by fraudulent intellectuality; unscholarly: a pseudointellectual book.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.