Faux vs Pseudo - What's the difference?

faux | pseudo |


As adjectives the difference between faux and pseudo

is that faux is fake or artificial while pseudo is other than what is apparent, a sham.

As a noun pseudo is

an intellectually pretentious person; a pseudointellectual.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

faux

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Fake or artificial
  • clothing made from faux leather
    a faux -archaic style of speech
    faux wine

    Antonyms

    * genuine

    Derived terms

    * faux pas * fauxhawk / fohawk * fauxhemian * fauxlex * fauxmosexual * fauxnetic * fauxtatoes ----

    pseudo

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An intellectually pretentious person; a pseudointellectual.
  • A poseur; one who is fake.
  • (travel industry, informal) pseudo-city code
  • (Internet) A pseudonym; a false name used for online anonymity.
  • * 2011 , Divina Frau-Meigs, Media Matters in the Cultural Contradictions of the "Information Society" (page 299)
  • Issues such as verifiability (for age declared), anonymity (in spite of pseudos and avatars) and traceability are at stake
  • References

    * The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Other than what is apparent, a sham.
  • Insincere.
  • Spurious.
  • References

    * The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary

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