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charlatan

noun

1 charlatan

A flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes.

synonym: mountebank.

Roget 493: ignoramus, dunce; wooden spoon; no scholar.    [insulting terms for ignorant person:] (imbecility) 499 (folly) 501 moron, imbecile, idiot; fool, ... show more

Roget 548: deceiver etc. (deceive) etc. 545; dissembler, hypocrite; sophist, Pharisee, Jesuit, Mawworm, Pecksniff, Joseph Surface, Tartufe, ... show more

Roget 844: humorist, wag, wit, reparteeist, epigrammatist, punster; bel esprit, life of the party; wit-snapper, wit-cracker, wit-worm; joker, jester, Joe Miller, ... show more

Roget 855: affectation; affectedness etc. adj.; acting a part etc. v.; pretense etc. (falsehood) 544, (ostentation) 882; boasting ... show more

Roget 884: boasting etc. v.; boast, vaunt, crake; pretense, pretensions; puff, puffery; flourish, fanfaronade; gasconade; ... show more

Dutch: charlatan, kwakzalver, nar
Polish: szarlatan




Moby thesaurus: blagueur, bluff, bluffer, charlatanic, charlatanish, fake, faker, fourflusher, fraud, horse doctor, humbug, impersonator, impostor, malingerer, medicaster, medicine man, medicine monger, mountebank, phony, poser ... show more.

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