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pseudo- +‎ science +‎ -ific, equivalent to pseudoscience +‎ -ific or pseudo- +‎ scientific.


pseudoscientific (comparative more pseudoscientific, superlative most pseudoscientific)

  1. Of, relating to, or employing pseudoscience; not scientific, though purporting to be scientific.
    • 1996, Mark E. Ware, David E. Johnson, Handbook of Demonstrations and Activities in the Teaching of Psychology
      Many postsecondary educators are concerned about the rising tide of pseudoscientific, fundamentally anti-intellectual belief among otherwise well educated Americans.
    • 2003, Robert Todd Carroll, The skeptic's dictionary
      Some pseudoscientific theories explain what nonbelievers cannot even observe, for example, orgone energy.

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