pseudoclinical

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pseudo- +‎ clinical

Adjective[edit]

pseudoclinical (comparative more pseudoclinical, superlative most pseudoclinical)

  1. Apparently, but not actually, clinical.
    • 2007 June 15, Anemona Hartocollis, “Writer Expresses Remorse for Sex Attack, but Still Claims He Is Ill”, in New York Times[1]:
      “Despite the pseudoclinical patina of these epithets, they were just part of an editorial arsenal that seeks to demonize a suspect before he even reaches trial.”