Adjective "quackery" definition and examples

(Quackery may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkwakəri/

Definitions and examples

noun

Dishonest practices and claims to have special knowledge and skill in some field, typically medicine.
  1. count noun 'the belief that these quackeries actually work'
  2. 'I'm sure you that know the entire profession is based on unscientific quackery.'
  3. 'Mesmerism is a bit of medical quackery developed in the 18th century by Dr. Franz Anton Mesmer.'
  4. 'Some psychiatrists dismiss EMDR as outright quackery.'
  5. 'These organizations are supposedly immune to quackery, pseudoscience, and plain swindles.'
  6. 'Alarm made him listen to all manner of quackery.'

More definitions

1. the practice or methods of a quack.

2. an instance of this.

More examples(as adjective)

"treatments can be quackery."