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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.]
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impostor

(ɪmˈpɒstə) or

imposter

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

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

impostor

[ɪmˈpɒstər] nimposteur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

impostor

nBetrüger(in) m(f), → Schwindler(in) m(f); (assuming higher position also) → Hochstapler(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

impostor

[ɪmˈpɒstəʳ] nimpostore/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

impostor

(imˈpostə) noun
a person who pretends to be someone else, or to be something he is not, in order to deceive another person.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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