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Charlatanry  n.  Undue pretensions to skill; quackery; wheedling; empiricism.

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"Charlatanry" Quotes from Famous Books

... be the superior, but I never met with so extraordinary a "young man". I have likewise dined with Horne Tooke. He is a clear-headed old man, as every man must needs be who attends to the real import of words, but there is a sort of charlatanry in his manner that did not please me. He makes such a mystery out of plain and palpable things, and never tells you any thing without first exciting, and detaining your curiosity. But it were a bad heart that could not pardon ...
— Biographia Epistolaris, Volume 1. • Coleridge, ed. Turnbull

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