Charlatanic Char`la*tan"ic, Charlatanical Char`la*tan"ic*al, a. Of or like a charlatan; making undue pretension; empirical; pretentious; quackish. -- {Char`la*tan"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • charlatan — charlatanic /shahr leuh tan ik/, charlatanical, charlatanish, charlatanistic, adj. charlatanically, adv. /shahr leuh tn/, n. a person who pretends to more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses; quack. [1595 1605; < MF < It ciarlatano, equiv …   Universalium

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