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noun as in swindler

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Metaverse knowledge abounds, and it is ripe for the taking — as long as interested companies can dodge the charlatans and collaborate with metaverse builders who truly know what they’re doing.

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While the charlatan won’t ever stop daydreaming of magically zooming up the social ladder, the film is clear-eyed about the desolation that lies before him.

However, as fans familiar with Spider-Man lore knew all too well, Mysterio was little more than a villainous charlatan who pretended to be a hero when in reality, he was creating fake chaos.

As for Ed and Lorraine Warren, they come across as charlatans who had very little impact on the eventual outcome of this incident, and who used it to enhance their own celebrity.

But, even if that sort of pushback becomes the norm, news organizations should be wary of handing these charlatans a megaphone.

Read a cautionary tale about the seductive and dangerous power of a charlatan sociopath, featuring goats and the American Dream.

Charlatan is an unfair word,” Kennedy opined, but “he did an awful lot for effect.

And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write.

Recognizing that Messier was simply a corporate charlatan, Bronfman stepped up and led the charge to remove the megalomaniac.

In our shock at the way things have turned out, we wonder if there is anyone left in charge who's not a charlatan or a fool.

The Britons and the Germans seemed not to heed; but now and then the American school-marms unmasked the charlatan.

In spite of his true greatness he lacked simplicity, and he imported the arts of a charlatan into political life.

Willis was represented by the prince's party as a charlatan, and Warren was pitted against him as the doctor of the opposition.

It would place him before the world as a false teacher, a fraud, a charlatan.

Should we not brand such a man as an unscrupulous charlatan or at best as a dangerous visionary?


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On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to charlatan, such as: con artist, cheat, con, fake, fraud, and imposter.

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