pseudolinguistic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pseudo- +‎ linguistic. In use in sense (1.) from the early 20th century.

Adjective[edit]

pseudolinguistic (not comparable)

  1. pertaining to pseudo-linguistics. Deprecating of scholarship thought to purport to be linguistic but falling short of the necessary standards
    representatives of previous pseudolinguistic science, the philologists (The Rice institute pamphlets, Volume 2‎ (1915), p. 172)
  2. quasilinguistic. Having some qualities similar to language, but not quite amounting to language in the narrow sense.
  3. Relating to pseudolanguage.