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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A person who pretends to have a certain knowledge or ability.

Usage examples (36)
  • The charlatan was able to trick all but the most wise people of the town.
  • Frequently, the charlatan is more convincing and credible.
  • The word charlatan once thrown on the air could not be let drop.
  • A charlatan is often a great man who was found out just a bit too soon by reporters and historians. for more
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