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A person who is controversial for the sake of being controversial. One who engaged in "mental masturbation."
Tim Leary and Carl Sagan are pseudointellectuals. They have no merrit within science.
by Bourbaki November 07, 2005
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1. Non-intellectuals who can at least keep up the appearance for fifteen minutes.
2. Cop-out postmodernists.
3. Critics.
...After fifteen minutes over coffee discussing the qualities of Emerson's work as being original, he screamed in desperation: "There is nothing left to be original about! There is nothing original left! I see no value in anything because everything has already been thought!" He then made an effort to point out the flaws in a friend's poem and how she could improve it with synonyms and left in silence.
by heroin hiroshima May 01, 2005
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A pseudo-intellectual is someone who is too stupid to realize they are a pseudo-intellectual. This person is well armed with defense mechanisms, is extremely caustic and passive aggressive in the interest of protecting and preserving their delusions of grandeur.
conscience: Wow... I'm reading all these definitions of pseudo-intellect and my personality completely matches their descriptions... Must boost self-esteem and let the world know how intellectual I am. I know! I'll create a pseudonym called kookoodumdum and exploit my shattered ego! There. I'm a pseudo-pseudo-intellectual. I rule.
by kookoodumdum September 03, 2009
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a dull, characterless individual who hides their complete and utter lack of personality behind long, fancy words and phrases, most of which they looked up on thesaurus.com during their many hours of spare time

pseudo intellectuals are often sexually-deprived basement dwellers or lazy teenagers who moderate an online forum or chat room

reveling in their heightened cyber-status and demonstrating bogus levels of self-confidence and self-esteem they could never muster away from the shield of a computer screen, they belittle less frequent internet users - often targeting their spelling or grammar - when in fact their own issues are ten times worse

a pseudo intellectual relies on his or her artificial web-authority to convince them self that they don't have a vacous, doleful and uninteresting life when the truth is that they'll never achieve anything away from their computer

ask a pseudo intellectual about something which requires an original, individual thought process and they'll show their true colours
james: hey whats up
Ryan.: I type everything in full sentences, and use excessive punctuation. I'm smart.
james: what do u think of obamas foreign policy?
Ryan.: Bush's speeches were funny, LMFAO. Now fuck off, newbie.
james: lol pseudo intellectual
by gunnerman1 February 04, 2011
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Someone of below/average intelligence who does poorly in school, can't argue without hitting or yelling at someone, and refers to the "straw man argument" too much. They try to put a lot of thought into comebacks or their own opinions on things that do not need intellectual flexing, and then speed their voice up to make it sound like they're saying it with ease, but they really can't even understand what they're saying. The Pseudo-Intellectual evolves by the person mentioned "waking up" after watching a documentary, reading a book, etc. Half of the "intelligent" things they say are quoted, and they WILL ignore you if you mention it. They also try to aim at family members the most, trying to show that everyone in the family is stupid except him/her. The common Pseudo-Intellectual can be found on political forums like Zeitgeist, who plan on changing the world, but hardly do anything other than sitting on their computers planning. Their ego-centrist attitude may also come from the family holding the person the highest.
George: Why is Damian bringing up Kusunoki Masashige in this discussion about school?

Mary: I'm pretty sure his memory stems back to the latest thread of a political forum, and he's trying to impress us with something he's only going to remember temporarily.

George: Everyone thinks he's intelligent, but in reality he's a pseudo-intellectual.
by Sumone Whoknows Alotofstuff November 24, 2010
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Annoying hippie type, usually raised as a spoiled brat who uses big words recycled from university text books. While these individuals can appear to be of above-average intelligence they tend to slip when challenged by people with superior intuition. Often describing themselves as being 'epic', they excuse their own shortcomings by regurgitating philosophy and liberal studies.

Pseudo intellectualism is a common hindrance requiring immediate sterilization to insure absolute nullification.
He slept with my recent ex-girlfriend and told me that compassion means allowing love to find it's own way home. He's an asshole. He's a pseudo intellectual.

Hi. I am Christian. My name is epic. I use words I only partially understand. I pretend I understand things like philosophy and Buddhism. I do this because I am a pseudo intellectual.
by Oddmanic March 04, 2011
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A term used by pseudo-intellectuals to insult other pseudo-intellectuals.
Person 1: He is so intelligent.

Person 2: Bullshit! He's a pseudo-intellectual.
by pseudo joel February 14, 2013
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