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Definition of "charlatanism" [char•la•tan•ism]

  • The state of being a charlatan (noun)
  • An act of a charlatan (noun)

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Use "charlatanism" in a sentence
  • "German's work; but what perhaps the world calls charlatanism in him is really only the reaction of genius when it comes into conflict with the brutal obstinacy of real life."
  • "The "peculiar domestic institution," the fillibustering tendencies of the nation, the charlatanism which is the price of political power, are butts for the shafts of the satirist, which European poets may well envy Mr. Lowell."
  • "Whatever this mysterious weakness may have been which we call his "charlatanism," it certainly dropped away from him like a mask when he confronted the wind or sea or such primitive forms of human tragedy as are elemental in their simple outlines."