Huckster

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Huckster

1. Informal; a seller, especially an unscrupulous one.

2. A copywriter for radio or television.
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For all his acerbic wit, Beam judges the project by its original intent, not the hucksterism to which its salesmen resorted.
But they've got a slew of the stuff, most of it more expensive than that of their media counterparts, and their wholesale hucksterism would make any midway Carny proud.
It would be a shame if an event that on balance is a plus for the city, and which depends on community good will and support, became a victim of unbridled hucksterism.
From the macroeconomic jargon of the WTO, OECD, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, all the way down to the local financial advisor trying to tell everyone our current miseries are all part of a natural "cycle" and will work themselves out in a year or two -- all amounts to nothing more than hucksterism to control the flow of wealth upwards towards the elite.
BLANCHE: wants you to believe that the life of the mind, critical thinking, that this is worth something but--SURPRISE--it's just more hucksterism, another trick (yeah-gimme-a-taffy) "Oh take out two hundred grand in loans" (but it's all part of the capitalist // machinery).
That may prove true, but typically research is not designed to "prove" one's place in the sun--rather, research is designed to eliminate falsehoods, rumors, failing theories and hucksterism.
Upset by his mentor's hypocritical, hot-air brand of religious hucksterism, he decides it's time for a religious revolution.
At least the English edition avoids the vulgar hucksterism of Zakharov's "five times as interesting," but one wonders why such an experienced and respected translator as Bromfield was willing to engage in this questionable project, though doubtless he cannot be blamed for the dishonest, deliberately misleading dust cover, which says simply War and Peace.
Separating reckless hucksterism from thorough evaluations is tougher in the purely digital world.
The way it is described smacks of hucksterism, but that is less a criticism than a comment.
There's a tradition of hucksterism in the marketing of alternative medications, with some companies intentionally selling products that they know are at best placebos, Dr.
Their obsequious orchestrations and emphasis on the importance of creating a better race of humans was, of course, nonsense, eugenical hucksterism.