charlatan charlatan  /ˈʃɑr lə tən/


  • (n) a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes


  1. No one can actually predict the weather but anyone who claims that he can is either a fool or a charlatan.
  2. Call him a wizard or a charlatan, like him or hate him, but you can only ignore Boris at your own peril.
  3. It is a sad commentary of our times that one who was hailed as a hero is now demonized as a charlatan and a usurper.


  • Inside Dr. Barry Sears’ Zone Diet

    Dr. Barry Sears was cast in the mainstream as a radical and a charlatan in the nutrition world. But has he been right all along?
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Triathlete / Inside Triathlon

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  1. "Michael Moore and that faction of the party was one of the factors that did not let me support the Democratic nominee this year," Mr. Silver said. "He is a charlatan in a clown suit. I compare him to [Hitler propagandists] Leni Riefenstahl...
    on Oct 20, 2004 By: Ron Silver Source: Washington Times

  2. "I understand he meant well by his reference to The Great Gatsby, but Gatsby was an amiable charlatan who ended up being murdered in his own swimming pool," Lord Black wrote in a response to Mr. Rees-Mogg.
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Conrad Black Source: National Post

  3. "This charlatan accused Islam of being incompatible with rationality while forgetting that his own Christianity is unacceptable to a sensible mind," Zawahri said.
    on Sep 29, 2006 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: Malaysia Star

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