Definition of mountebankery in English:


Pronunciation /-ˌbaNGkərē/


See mountebank

‘So some two decades later he set out to transform the securities industry with a report that he hoped would expose its mountebankery and lead to a miraculous transformation.’
  • ‘There was one explanation as to why he was able to pass off mountebankery as art for so long; the myth of impressionism.’
  • ‘This is not a business where mountebankery is to be encouraged.’
  • ‘Just like astrology or mountebankery, intelligent design is an agenda-driven pseudo-science that requires faith instead of facts, and imagination instead of empirical evidence.’