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soi-disant

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French soi (self) + disant (speaking, proclaiming)

AdjectiveEdit

soi-disant (not comparable)

  1. Self-styled; self-proclaiming; self-proclaimed.
    • 1860, John Ruskin, Unto This Last, Cornhill Magazine
      Among the delusions which at different periods have possessed themselves of the minds of large masses of the human race, perhaps the most curious -- certainly the least creditable -- is the modern soi-disant science of political economy, based on the idea that an advantageous code of social action may be determined irrespectively of the influence of social affection.

AdverbEdit

soi-disant

  1. supposedly

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

soi-disant (invariable)

  1. so-called, supposed (so named)

AdverbEdit

soi-disant

  1. supposedly

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