charlatan
[ shahr-luh-tn ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
from Italian ciarlatano, from ciarlare ‘to babble’
Synonyms
  • quack
  • mountebank
  • sham
  • fraud
  • fake
  • humbug
  • impostor
Antonyms
  • honesty
Definition
a person who pretends or claims to have more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses; quack
Example
That lady was a charlatan, she clearly didn't actually have the experience she said she had.
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