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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The practice of a person who pretends to more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses

Usage examples (34)
  • Gillian McKeith may be a complete fraud, but this kind of charlatanry is everywhere, especially over here in Californialand.
  • "charlatanry" doesn't really belong in a scientific paper.
  • "charlatanry" an Asian man accusing him of using supernatural powers to solve marital disputes and induce others to fall in love.
  • In no field of art is there so much affectation, assumption and charlatanry as in music. for more
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