so-called

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So-called is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Adjective[change]

Positive
so-called

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. 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.
    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.)