And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write.
Read a cautionary tale about the seductive and dangerous power of a charlatan sociopath, featuring goats and the American Dream.
charlatan is an unfair word,” Kennedy opined, but “he did an awful lot for effect.
In our shock at the way things have turned out, we wonder if there is anyone left in charge who's not a charlatan or a fool.
He is the charlatan, holy and massive and not perfectly self-convincing.
This was no charlatan that spoke to him, but one in earnest who believed what he said.
Perhaps that pimp and charlatan won't come with me to the Royal Court.
Surely nobody would be a charlatan who could afford to be sincere.
To-day, we fear, he would be largely regarded as little better than a charlatan and a quack.
Hugh could not help thinking there was more or less of the charlatan about the man.
1610s, from French charlatan "mountebank, babbler" (16c.), from Italian ciarlatano "a quack," from ciarlare "to prate, babble," from ciarla "chat, prattle," perhaps imitative of ducks' quacking. Related: Charlatanism; charlatanical; charlatanry.
charlatan char·la·tan (shär'lə-tən)
A person fraudulently claiming knowledge and skills not possessed.