Definition of quackery
: the practices or pretensions of a quack
Examples of quackery in a Sentence
His cure was nothing but quackery.
Recent Examples of quackery from the Web
Outside of legitimate clinical trials, outright quackery proliferates.
In developed countries, leech applications are often, and perhaps unfairly, associated with quackery, like the once popular practice of bleeding patients.
The American Medical Association attempted to expose Brinkley’s quackery, and initially no one took them seriously.
For decades, JASON has been enlisted by the Pentagon to assess the scientific validity of what appear to be quackery — just to make sure the Defense Department doesn’t miss something big, by being close-minded.
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QUACKERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quackery for English Language Learners
: the methods and treatments used by unskillful doctors or by people who pretend to be doctors
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