Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adjective

Definitions: (adjective) When someone uses the word “so-called” to talk about something, they mean that other people talk about the thing that way, but they don’t agree.

Examples: (adjective) The so-called businessman went bankrupt (lost their money) 4 times in the last decade. (adjective) When are we going to leave this so-called party? (The person saying this thinks it should not be called a party. Probably they think the party is not fun.)

Synonyms: adjectives: supposed, alleged, self-styled.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 10 C

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