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noun [C]     /sjuːd/ US  /suːd/ UK informal disapproving
a person who tries to seem to have detailed knowledge or excellent judgment of a subject, especially in art, literature, music, etc.: He's such a pseud, with his talk of 'lambent harmonies' and 'melting arpeggios'.Faking and pretending pseudy     /ˈsjuː.di/ US  /ˈsuː.di/ adjective I have to say, I don't have much time for the pseudy vocabulary of wine snobs.Affected and insincere
(Definition of pseud noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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