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pseudointellectual

[soo-doh-in-tl-ek-choo-uh l] /ˌsu doʊˌɪn tlˈɛk tʃu əl/
noun
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.
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or characterized by fraudulent intellectuality; unscholarly:
a pseudointellectual book.
Origin of pseudointellectual
1935-1940
1935-40; pseudo- + intellectual
Related forms
pseudointellectually, adverb
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  • I said your whole damned Index is nothing but a bunch of pseudo-intellectual garbage.

    The Great Gray Plague Raymond F. Jones
  • For example, there can be no doubt that one may see from time to time the pseudo-intellectual woman.

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