Meaning of quackery in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkwakəri/

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mass noun
  • Dishonest practices and claims to have special knowledge and skill in some field, typically medicine.

    ‘a website dedicated to exposing medical quackery’
    • ‘the belief that these quackeries actually work’
    • ‘Mesmerism is a bit of medical quackery developed in the 18th century by Dr. Franz Anton Mesmer.’
    • ‘These organizations are supposedly immune to quackery, pseudoscience, and plain swindles.’
    • ‘Substituting logic and reasoning for quackery and fraud appalls me.’
    • ‘Some psychiatrists dismiss EMDR as outright quackery.’
    • ‘Posting this sort of apparently innocuous message to newsgroups and mailing lists is one of the hallmarks of spammers and purveyors of quackery.’
    • ‘Let us not be put off by the use of the word holistic, which we have come frequently to associate with some homeopathic quackery.’
    • ‘Alarm made him listen to all manner of quackery.’
    • ‘Such quackeries do not make old people young and ugly girls pretty.’
    • ‘Exposing quackery in clinical psychology has in fact a much longer history than the article notes.’
    • ‘I'm sure you that know the entire profession is based on unscientific quackery.’