Definitions

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  • adj. charlatanical

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or like a charlatan; making undue pretension; empirical; pretentious; quackish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the character of a charlatan; quackish: as, charlatanic tricks; a charlatanic boaster.

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Examples

  • Policy Exchange report is exposed by BBC Newsnight as charlatanic hate mongery.

    Policy Exchange: Tory Connected "Charity" and Forgeries

  • Think not that charlatanic genius rests content with triumphs even so transcendent as these.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843

  • I felt, however, a certain amount of honest indignation at what seemed to me his charlatanic manner of putting off on people his random and improvised suggestions regarding questions which seemed to me then of vital importance to society.

    The Autobiography of a Journalist

  • It is no charlatanic boasting, but the simple truth, when we affirm that the different natural methods of treatment, as we of the Nature

    Nature Cure

  • He studied all the books of chemistry which at that period were attainable, — a period when, in the world, it was a science far unlike what it has since become; and when Septimius had no instruction in this country, nor could obtain any beyond the dark, mysterious, charlatanic communications of Doctor Portsoaken.

    Septimius Felton, or, The elixir of life

  • Not yet aware of this truth, nor, indeed, in the least suspecting Gawtrey of worse offences than those of a charlatanic and equivocal profession, the young man mused over his protector's cowardice in disdain and wonder: till, wearied with conjectures, distrust, and shame at his own strange position of obligation to one whom he could not respect, he fell asleep.

    Night and Morning, Complete

  • Of the principal character thus introduced (the celebrated and graceful, but charlatanic, Bolingbroke) I still think that my sketch, upon the whole, is substantially just.

    Devereux — Complete

  • There are pretenders to the solemn science who could have shown thee the absent, and prated to thee, in their charlatanic jargon, of the secret electricities and the magnetic fluid of whose true properties they know but the germs and elements.

    Zanoni

  • How evidently some charlatanic coalition between the actress, and perhaps, -- who knows?

    Zanoni

  • He studied all the books of chemistry which at that period were attainable, -- a period when, in the world, it was a science far unlike what it has since become; and when Septimius had no instruction in this country, nor could obtain any beyond the dark, mysterious charlatanic communications of Doctor

    Septimius Felton, or, the Elixir of Life

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