Definition of mountebankery in English:



  • 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This is not a business where mountebankery is to be encouraged.’