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charlatanism

[shahr-luh-tn-iz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the practice or method of a charlatan.
  2. an instance of this.
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Origin of charlatanism

First recorded in 1795–1805; charlatan + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for charlatanism

Historical Examples

  • Without any charlatanism of passion I am able to tell you of something to match your devotion.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad

  • Henceforth sceptics can only deny the facts by accusing us of fraud and charlatanism.

    The Shadow World

    Hamlin Garland

  • And yet, by my lack of charlatanism, I am made less than nothing.

    Mortal Coils

    Aldous Huxley

  • Genius in the man of action is simply the apotheosis of charlatanism.

    Mortal Coils

    Aldous Huxley

  • He had no taint of vulgarity, of charlatanism, of insincerity.

    Ephemera Critica

    John Churton Collins