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im·pos·tor

or im·pos·ter  (ĭm-pŏs′tər)
n.
One who engages in deception under an assumed name or identity.

[French imposteur, from Latin impostor, one who assigns a name, from impostus, variant of impositus, past participle of impōnere, to place upon; see impose.]

impostor

(ɪmˈpɒstə) or

imposter

n
a person who deceives others, esp by assuming a false identity; charlatan
[C16: from Late Latin: deceiver; see impose]

im•pos•tor

or im•post•er

(ɪmˈpɒs tər)

n.
a person who practices deception under an assumed character, identity, or name.
[1580–90; < Late Latin, = Latin impos(i)-, variant s. of impōnere to deceive, place on, impose]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impostor - a person who makes deceitful pretensesimpostor - a person who makes deceitful pretenses
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
name dropper - someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends
ringer - a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses

impostor

noun fraud, cheat, fake, impersonator, rogue, deceiver, sham, pretender, hypocrite, charlatan, quack, trickster, knave (archaic), phoney or phony (informal) He was an imposter who masqueraded as a doctor.

impostor

noun
Translations
دَجّال، مُحْتال
podvodník
bedragersvindler
svikari, svindlari
blēdiskrāpnieks
dolandırıcısahtekâr kimse

impostor

[ɪmˈpɒstər] nimposteur m

impostor

nBetrüger(in) m(f), → Schwindler(in) m(f); (assuming higher position also) → Hochstapler(in) m(f)

impostor

[ɪmˈpɒstəʳ] nimpostore/a

impostor

(imˈpostə) noun
a person who pretends to be someone else, or to be something he is not, in order to deceive another person.
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