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Charlatan

Updated: 3 days ago

Pronunciation: [ shahr-luh-tn ]


Definition: noun

a person who pretends or claims to have more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses; quack

Origin: Early 17th century; Italian


Etymology: from Italian ciarlatano, from ciarlare ‘to babble’


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • quack

  • mountebank

  • sham

  • fraud

  • fake

  • humbug

  • impostor

Antonyms:

  • honesty

Example: That lady was a charlatan, she clearly didn't actually have the experience she said she had.

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