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Definitions of quackery:

part of speech: noun

Relating to the practice of a quack.

part of speech: noun

Charlatanry; a false claim to medical knowledge; treating the sick without knowledge of medicine or authority to practise.

Usage examples for quackery:

  • He is a flickering taper under a bushel; and this, billah, were better than the pissasphaltum- souls which bushels of quackery and pretence can not hide. "The Book of Khalid", Ameen Rihani
  • It borders on quackery to say that elementary physics will cure everything. "The Teaching of Geometry", David Eugene Smith

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