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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A flamboyant deceiver.

Usage examples (37)
  • In those days, pundit would have more likely been a synonym for 'mountebank', a delicious word, which has disappeared from usage.
  • He spoke the word "mountebank" sneeringly, and John flushed.
  • Ivan, for it was he who started the "mountebank" bear, that came near mounting him on the moment of their meeting it.
  • He went instantly to the prison, descended to the cell of the "mountebank," called him by name, took him by the hand, and spoke to him. for more
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