Definitions

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  • adjective Like a huckster in some way; showy, fraudulent, etc.

Etymologies

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huckster +‎ -ish

Examples

  • Through a documentary crew's cameras, we follow a cheerfully cynical hucksterish preacher Cotton Marcus Patrick Fabian, a jobbing actor who you'll probably start noticing in everything after seeing this great performance, who, despite losing his faith long ago, still makes ends meet performing semi-lucrative exorcisms.

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  • He's teasing us, of course – daring us to call him a showman-charlatan; a hucksterish Hitchcock of Hollywood homicide.

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  • Hitchens gave short shrift to the "insulting" suggestion that cancer might persuade him to change his position where reason had not, arguing that to ditch principles "held for a lifetime, in the hope of gaining favour at the last minute" would be a "hucksterish choice", and urging those who had taken it upon themselves to pray for him not to "trouble deaf heaven with your bootless cries".

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  • But this story stands on its own merits, and I won't want the words and plain, pure images to be overshadowed and diminished by hucksterish hype.

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  • The last Games exist largely as a foil for the present, and the Japanese, who have studied the hucksterish excesses of Atlanta well, have made no secret of their zeal to offer another -- better -- Olympic face to the world at Nagano this year.

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  • And I think, if he read the Bible at all -- and I would doubt that he could actually read any long book of -- at all -- that he did so only in the most hucksterish, as we say, Bible-pounding way.

    CNN Transcript May 15, 2007

  • They had to make it into a site appropriate to publish news and information instead of the hucksterish combination of chat links, advertising come-ons and marketing displays that the Advance sites were before.

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  • And I think, if he read the Bible at all -- and I would doubt that he could actually read any long book of -- at all -- that he did so only in the most hucksterish, as we say, Bible-pounding way.

    CNN Transcript May 15, 2007

  • This was set up by a 'hucksterish publisher' named Henry Coburn nicknamed the Prince of Puffers, and it was designed to do two things: to puff Coburn's own publications and to hatchet those of his rival publishers.

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  • NYTV had other matters to discuss with him anyway: like, how does he feel about having to interrupt the flow of the tense postseason games to do hucksterish voice-over promos for various NBC products like Third Watch and The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns?

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