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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Medical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings; The dishonesty of a charlatan.

Usage examples (32)
  • There are definitely problems in the medical system but this quackery is not the answer, it only creates more problems.
  • We are still, therefore, exposed to the humiliation of hearing that spiritualistic quackery is freely practised in England.
  • The world of “complimentary and alternative medicine” otherwise known as quackery is even worse: the waste is 100%.
  • He applies the same skepticism to similar claims about diet and cancer ( "quackery"). for more
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