pseudoconsensus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pseudo- +‎ consensus

Noun[edit]

pseudoconsensus (uncountable)

  1. Apparent consensus that is not in fact genuine.
    • 2008 January 13, Noah Feldman, “Vanishing Act”, New York Times:
      Today, however, the pseudoconsensus of “leave as soon as we are able, stay as long as we must” rests not on a strategy but on its very opposite: a dodge.