from The Century Dictionary.
- Savoring somewhat of the charlatan.
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Unless he just came straight from the OR, wearing scrubs on stage just seems a tad too bit charlatanish in my opinion.
Hugo as at best a very chequered genius and at worst an almost charlatanish rhetorician.
He was a kind of entomologist and botanist, a kind of philologist (one is a little astonished to find that rather curious and very charlatanish person and parson Sir Herbert