Part of speech: noun

Ignorant pretense or practise, as in medicine.

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Usage examples "quackery":

  1. Thou treacherous medicine, reckoned pure, Thou quackery of the harassed heart, That kills what it pretends to cure, Life's mountebank thou art. - "Poems Chiefly From Manuscript", John Clare.
  2. But it is not easy to name an age that has cherished more delusions than ours, or been more superstitious, or more credulous, more eager to run after quackery. - "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.
  3. In any case he was evidently a man who despised all quackery from the bottom of his heart. - "Jezebel's Daughter", Wilkie Collins.